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oology

[oh-ol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the branch of ornithology that studies birds' eggs.
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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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Historical Examples of oology

  • Ol′ogist, one versed in oology; Om′eter, an apparatus for measuring eggs.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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British Dictionary definitions for oology

oology

noun
  1. the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds' eggs
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Derived Formsoological (ˌəʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveoologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for oology

n.

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

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