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lepidopterology

[lep-i-dop-tuh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp təˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
Also, lepidoptery [lep-i-dop-tuh-ree] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tə ri/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; Lepidopter(a) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
lepidopterological
[lep-i-dop-ter-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
lepidopterist, noun
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Contemporary definitions for lepidopterological
noun

the scientific study of butterflies and moths

Word Origin

Latin Lepidoptera 'butterflies, moths'

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