myrmecology

[ mur-mi-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmɜr mɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of entomology dealing with ants.

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Origin of myrmecology

< Greek myrmēk-, stem of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM myrmecology

myr·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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British Dictionary definitions for myrmecology

myrmecology
/ (ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants

Derived forms of myrmecology

myrmecological (ˌmɜːmɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemyrmecologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for myrmecology

myrmecology
[ mûr′mĭ-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of ants.
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