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ophiology

[ of-ee-ol-uh-jee, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ fi- /
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noun
the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.
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Origin of ophiology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ophiology

oph·i·o·log·i·cal [of-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, oh-fee-], /ˌɒf i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌoʊ fi-/, oph·i·o·log·ic, adjectiveoph·i·ol·o·gist, noun
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How to use ophiology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ophiology

ophiology
/ (ˌɒfɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of snakes

Derived forms of ophiology

ophiological (ˌɒfɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveophiologist, noun

Word Origin for ophiology

C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy
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