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mammalogy

[muh-mal-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the science dealing with mammals.
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Origin of mammalogy

First recorded in 1825–35; mamma(l) + -logy
Related formsmam·mal·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for mammalogy

Historical Examples

  • A second contribution to the mammalogy of Ecuador with some remarks on Caenolestes.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • It is to honor his contributions to mammalogy that the subspecies is named helleri.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • Of recent years, and more especially in America, it has become a custom to designate the study of mammals by the term “mammalogy.”

  • In all the Indian mammalogy this section is probably the most difficult to write about.


British Dictionary definitions for mammalogy

mammalogy

noun
  1. the branch of zoology concerned with the study of mammals
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Derived Formsmammalogical (ˌmæməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemammalogist, noun
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mammalogy in Science

mammalogy

[mă-mălə-jē, -mŏl-]
  1. The scientific study of mammals.
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