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), equivalent to +‎ -logy.

Noun[edit]

herpetology ‎(usually uncountable, plural herpetologies)

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

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