malacology

malacology

[mal-uh-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the science dealing with the study of mollusks.

Origin:
1830–40; < French malacologie, syncopated variant of malacozoologie. See malaco-, zoology

malacological [mal-uh-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
malacologist, noun
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malacology (ˌmæləˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
 
malacological
 
adj
 
mala'cologist
 
n

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malacology   (māl'ə-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of mollusks.
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