[ of-ee-ol-uh-jee, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ fi- /
the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ophiologyoph·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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Ophiol′ogist, one versed in ophiology; Ophiol′ogy, the study of serpents; Oph′iomancy, divination by serpents.
British Dictionary definitions for ophiology
/ (ˌɒfɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of snakes
Derived forms of ophiologyophiological (ˌɒfɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveophiologist, noun
Word Origin for ophiology
C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy
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