ophiology

[ of-ee-ol-uh-jee, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ fi- /

noun

the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.

Nearby words

  1. ophio-,
  2. ophiolatry,
  3. ophiolite,
  4. ophiolite suite,
  5. ophiological,
  6. ophiomancy,
  7. ophiophagous,
  8. ophir,
  9. ophite,
  10. ophites

Origin of ophiology

1810–20; < Greek óphi(s) snake + -o- + -logy

Related formsoph·i·o·log·i·cal [of-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌoʊ fi-/, oph·i·o·log·ic, adjectiveoph·i·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ophiologist

ophiology

/ (ˌɒfɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of snakes
Derived Formsophiological (ˌɒfɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveophiologist, noun

Word Origin for ophiology

C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy

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