myrmecology

[mur-mi-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of entomology dealing with ants.

Origin:
< Greek myrmēk-, stem of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy

myrmecological [mur-mi-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
myrmecologist, noun
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myrmecology (ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
 
myrmecological
 
adj
 
myrme'cologist
 
n

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myrmecology   (mûr'mĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of ants.
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Entomology is the study of creepy bugs and myrmecology is the branch concerned with ants.
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