[ lep-i-dop-tuh-rol-uh-jee ]
See synonyms for: lepidopterological on Thesaurus.com

  1. the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.

Origin of lepidopterology

First recorded in 1895–1900; Lepidopter(a) + -o- + -logy
  • Also lep·i·dop·ter·y [lep-i-dop-tuh-ree]. /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tə ri/.

Other words from lepidopterology

  • lep·i·dop·ter·o·log·i·cal [lep-i-dop-ter-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
  • lep·i·dop·ter·ist, noun

Words Nearby lepidopterology

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