malacology

[mal-uh-kol-uh-jee]
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noun

the science dealing with the study of mollusks.

Nearby words

  1. malachi,
  2. malachite,
  3. malachy,
  4. malacia,
  5. malaco-,
  6. malacophily,
  7. malacophyllous,
  8. malacoplakia,
  9. malacopterygian,
  10. malacosis

Origin of malacology

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for malacology

malacology

noun

the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
Derived Formsmalacological (ˌmæləkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemalacologist, noun

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Science definitions for malacology

malacology

[măl′ə-kŏlə-jē]

The scientific study of mollusks.
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