Definition of malacology in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈkäləjē/


The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks. Compare with conchology.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, it was in malacology that Lermond's contributions to natural science have been most long lasting.
  • Ms. Johnstone was a student of malacology, the study of mollusks, and her focus came palpably through the pages of her guidebook.
  • This is the site & on-line directory of malacology in Latvia.



Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • The specimen is in the malacological collection of the Zoological Museum of the University of Bologna.
  • Many of these groups are affiliated with the malacological societies listed below, in particular American Malacological Union and Malacological Society of Australasia.
  • The foundation of the malacological collection was laid in the year 1852, incorporating the collections of the Transylvanian Society of Natural Sciences from Sibiu.


Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • Improved understanding of gastropod phylogenetics goes far beyond satisfying the trivial curiosities of malacologists.
  • His inspiring leadership had resulted in many enthusiastic malacologists who succeeded him.
  • Mr Goodsir advised the omission of boiling and gave the future great malacologist his first lesson on dissecting mollusca.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.