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myrmecology

[mur-mi-kol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the branch of entomology dealing with ants.
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Origin of myrmecology

< Greek myrmēk-, stem of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy
Related formsmyr·me·co·log·i·cal [mur-mi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɜr mɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemyr·me·col·o·gist, noun
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  • Myrmecology: that branch of entomology that deals with ants.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for myrmecology

myrmecology

noun
  1. the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
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Derived Formsmyrmecological (ˌmɜːmɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemyrmecologist, noun
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myrmecology in Science

myrmecology

[mûr′mĭ-kŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of ants.
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