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cetology

[see-tol-uh-jee] /siˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology dealing with whales and dolphins.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; cet- + -o- + -logy
Related forms
cetological
[seet-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌsit lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cetologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cetology

cetology

/siːˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of whales (cetaceans)
Derived Forms
cetological (ˌsiːtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
cetologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cētus whale
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