the science dealing with the study of mollusks.
Origin of malacology
1830–40;Related formsmal·a·co·log·i·cal [mal-uh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmæl ə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemal·a·col·o·gist, noun
< French malacologie,
syncopated variant of malacozoologie.
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Historical Examples of malacology
These have been described and figured by the writer in the 'Journal of Malacology,' vol.
In malacology, a class of aquatic mollusca, having no apparent head, but a mouth between the folds of their mantle.
The fellow has actually taken it upon himself to deliver a lecture on malacology!
Malacology, mal-a-kol′o-ji, n. the branch of natural history which treats of the structure and habits of molluscs.
The days of conchology were then doomed; and the study of the mollusc, or malacology, took its place.
British Dictionary definitions for malacology
Derived Formsmalacological (ˌmæləkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemalacologist, noun
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
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The scientific study of mollusks.
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