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myrmecology

[mur-mi-kol-uh-jee] /ˌmɜr mɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of entomology dealing with ants.
Origin
< Greek myrmēk-, stem of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy
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myrmecological
[mur-mi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɜr mɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
myrmecologist, noun
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  • Entomology is the study of creepy bugs and myrmecology is the branch concerned with ants.
British Dictionary definitions for myrmecology

myrmecology

/ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
Derived Forms
myrmecological (ˌmɜːmɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
myrmecologist, noun
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myrmecology in Science
myrmecology
  (mûr'mĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of ants.
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