ornithologic

ornithology

[awr-nuh-thol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of zoology that deals with birds.

Origin:
1645–55; < Neo-Latin ornithologia. See ornitho-, -logy

ornithological [awr-nuh-thuh-loj-i-kuhl] , ornithologic, adjective
ornithologically, adverb
ornithologist, noun
unornithological, adjective
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ornithology (ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
 
ornithological
 
adj
 
ornitho'logically
 
adv
 
orni'thologist
 
n

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ornithology
1670s, from Mod.L. ornithologia (1590s), from Gk. ornithologos, from ornitho- (q.v.) + -logia "study."
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ornithology   (ôr'nə-thŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of birds.
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