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ornithology

[awr-nuh-thol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr nəˈθɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Neo-Latin ornithologia. See ornitho-, -logy
Related forms
ornithological
[awr-nuh-thuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɔr nə θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
ornithologic, adjective
ornithologically, adverb
ornithologist, noun
unornithological, adjective
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Examples for ornithologist
  • It is a five-day journey with a group of up to eight people led by an experienced ornithologist guide.
  • He is thinking about becoming an environmental scientist or an ornithologist, a scientist who studies birds.
  • The same specimens sometimes served the great ornithologist as models and meals.
  • Few, if any, other tools available to the ornithologist have been as productive.
  • The surveying ornithologist shall inspect all trees in and immediately adjacent to the subject area for raptor nests.
British Dictionary definitions for ornithologist

ornithology

/ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
Derived Forms
ornithological (ˌɔːnɪθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
ornithologically, adverb
ornithologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for ornithologist
n.

1670s, from ornithology + -ist.

ornithology

n.

1670s, from Modern Latin ornithologia (1590s); see ornitho- + -logy.

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ornithologist in Science
ornithology
  (ôr'nə-thŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of birds.
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