malacology

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Etymology[edit]

French malacologie, contraction of malacozoologie, from taxonomic name Malacozoa + French -ologie (-ology), Malacozoa being in turn from Ancient Greek μαλακός (malakós, soft) + ζῷον (zōîon, animal).

Noun[edit]

malacology (uncountable)

  1. (zoology) the study of molluscs

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