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ornithology

[ awr-nuh-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈθɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of zoology that deals with birds.

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Origin of ornithology

From the New Latin word ornithologia, dating back to 1645–55. See ornitho-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM ornithology

or·ni·tho·log·i·cal [awr-nuh-thuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌɔr nə θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, or·ni·tho·log·ic, adjectiveor·ni·tho·log·i·cal·ly, adverbor·ni·thol·o·gist, nounun·or·ni·tho·log·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ornithology

ornithology
/ (ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour

Derived forms of ornithology

ornithological (ˌɔːnɪθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveornithologically, adverbornithologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for ornithology

ornithology
[ ôr′nə-thŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of birds.
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