- the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.
Origin of ophiology
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Ophiol′ogist, one versed in ophiology; Ophiol′ogy, the study of serpents; Oph′iomancy, divination by serpents.
- the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of snakes
Word Origin for ophiology
C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy
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