the branch of ornithology that studies birds' eggs.

Origin of oology

First recorded in 1825–35; oo- + -logy
Related formso·o·log·i·cal [oh-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveo·ol·o·gist, noun
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the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds' eggs
Derived Formsoological (ˌəʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveoologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for oology

1823, from oo- + -logy. Related: Oological.

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