malacology

[ mal-uh-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmæl əˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science dealing with the study of mollusks.

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Origin of malacology

1830–40; <French malacologie, syncopated variant of malacozoologie.See malaco-, zoology

OTHER WORDS FROM malacology

mal·a·co·log·i·cal [mal-uh-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌmæl ə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemal·a·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for malacology

malacology
/ (ˌmæləˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs

Derived forms of malacology

malacological (ˌmæləkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemalacologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for malacology

malacology
[ măl′ə-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of mollusks.
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