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biospeleology

[bahy-oh-spee-lee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌspi liˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of organisms that live in caves.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; bio- + speleology
Related forms
biospeleological
[bahy-oh-spee-lee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌspi li əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
biospeleologist, noun
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  • Develop educational programs on biospeleology and karst hydrogeology to train professionals and increase public awareness.
  • Thus the scope and horizons of biospeleology have more than doubled in the past ten years.
Contemporary definitions for biospeleology
noun

the scientific study of the organisms that live in caves and other subterranean regions

Word Origin

biology + speleology

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