[ lep-i-dop-tuh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp təˈrɒl ə dʒi /


the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
Also lep·i·dop·ter·y [lep-i-dop-tuh-ree] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tə ri/.

Origin of lepidopterology

First recorded in 1895–1900; Lepidopter(a) + -o- + -logy

Related forms

lep·i·dop·ter·o·log·i·cal [lep-i-dop-ter-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivelep·i·dop·ter·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for lepidoptery

  • One of his varieties of knowledge, observable by any reader of his novels, is lepidoptery—the science of butterflies.