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Herpetology definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HERPETOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a reptile, and discourse.] A description of reptiles; the natural history of reptiles, including oviparous quadrupeds, as the crocodile, frog and tortoise,and serpents. The history of the latter is called ophiology.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek herpeton quadruped, reptile, from neuter of herpetos crawling, from herpein Date: 1824 a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians herpetological adjective herpetologist noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the study of reptiles. Derivatives: herpetological adj. herpetologist n. Etymology: Gk herpeton reptile f. herpo creep

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Herpetology Her`pe*tol"o*gy, n. [Written also, but less properly, erpetology.] [Gr. ? a creeping thing, reptile (fr. ? to creep) + -logy: cf. F. herp['e]tologie.] The natural history of reptiles; that branch of zo["o]logy which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits.

Moby Thesaurus

anatomy, animal physiology, anthropology, biology, comparative anatomy, conchology, ecology, entomology, ethology, helminthology, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, ornithology, protozoology, taxidermy, taxonomy, zoogeography, zoography, zoology, zoonomy, zoopathology, zoophysics, zootaxy, zootomy




 


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