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


the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.

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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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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