ophiology

[ of-ee-ol-uh-jee, oh-fee- ]

noun
  1. the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.

Origin of ophiology

1
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, adjective
  • oph·i·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ophiology

ophiology

/ (ˌɒfɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


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

Origin of ophiology

1
C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy

Derived forms of ophiology

  • ophiological (ˌɒfɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • ophiologist, noun

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