- the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
Origin of herpetology
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Examples from the Web for herpetology
Reports on the ichthyology and herpetology of Massachusetts.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
Thirteenth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America.
A contribution to a knowledge of the herpetology of a portion of the savanna region of central Petn, Guatemala.
Notes on the herpetology of New Mexico, with a list of the species known from the state.
Herpetology, her-pet-ol′oj-i, n. the branch of natural history which treats of reptiles.
- the study of reptiles and amphibians
C19: from Greek herpeton creeping animal, from herpein to creep
Word Origin and History for herpetology
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- The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
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