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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Definitions for oology

  1. the branch of ornithology that studies birds' eggs.

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Citations for oology
Brits, as Julian Rubinstein wrote in the magazine last year, are so crazy about oology—the study of eggs—that they are sometimes driven cross the law in their pursuits, hoping to escape the notice of special oological investigators. Alexandra Schwartz, Consider the Egg, The New Yorker, April 23, 2014
Brewster's boyhood scramblings won him a cache of eggs and nests that to this day form the heart of the Harvard museum's oology collection. Alice Greenway, The Bird Skinner, 2014
Origin of oology
Oology is a combination of the Latin combining form oo-, from the Greek term ōión meaning "egg," and the combining form -logy used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.