herpetology

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  • IPA(key): /ˌhɜɹ.pɛ.ˈtɑ.loʊ.d͡ʒi/, [ˌhɝ.pɛ̆.ˈtɑ.lŏ.d͡ʒi]
  • Hyphenation: her‧pe‧tol‧o‧gy

Etymology[edit]

From French herpétologie, from Ancient Greek ἑρπετόν (herpetón, reptile) + -logie (suffix indicating a field of study or work)

Noun[edit]

herpetology (uncountable)

  1. The branch of biology dealing with reptiles (Reptilia) or amphibians.

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