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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The apps can all but replace the stacks of ornithology guidebooks you'd need for a true birding education.
Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.
Art, swimming, and ornithology were his primary interests at the tough local comprehensive school.
Philosophy to science is about as useful as ornithology is to birds.
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