- the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
Origin of herpetology
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- the study of reptiles and amphibians
Word Origin for herpetology
C19: from Greek herpeton creeping animal, from herpein to creep
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Word Origin and History for herpetologist
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- The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
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