the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
- her·pe·to·log·ic [hur-pi-tl-oj-ik], /ˌhɜr pɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, her·pe·to·log·i·cal, adjective
- her·pe·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- her·pe·tol·o·gist, noun
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How to use herpetology in a sentence
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.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group | William E. Duellman
Then he was taken with a fit of herpetology in his boots, and sank to advise no more.
herpetology, her-pet-ol′oj-i, n. the branch of natural history which treats of reptiles.
Her′petoid, serpent-like; Herpetolog′ic, -al, pertaining to herpetology.
British Dictionary definitions for herpetology
the study of reptiles and amphibians
- herpetologic (ˌhɜːpɪtəˈlɒdʒɪk) or herpetological, adjective
- herpetologically, adverb
- herpetologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for herpetology
The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
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