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malacology

[mal-uh-kol-uh-jee] /ˌmæl əˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the study of mollusks.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French malacologie, syncopated variant of malacozoologie. See malaco-, zoology
Related forms
malacological
[mal-uh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmæl ə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
malacologist, noun
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malacology

/ˌmæləˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
Derived Forms
malacological (ˌmæləkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
malacologist, noun
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malacology
  (māl'ə-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of mollusks.
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