Origin of herpetology
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Herpetology, her-pet-ol′oj-i, n. the branch of natural history which treats of reptiles.
Then he was taken with a fit of herpetology in his boots, and sank to advise no more.
A contribution to a knowledge of the herpetology of a portion of the savanna region of central Petn, Guatemala.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group|William E. Duellman
Notes on the herpetology of New Mexico, with a list of the species known from the state.
Reports on the ichthyology and herpetology of Massachusetts.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
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Word Origin for herpetology
Word Origin and History for herpetology
"study of reptiles," 1816, from French herpétologie (18c.), coined from Greek herpeton "reptile," literally "creeping thing," from herpein "to creep" (see serpent) + logia (see -logy). Related: Herpetologist.