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cetology Line breaks: cet|ol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /sɪˈtɒlədʒi/

Definition of cetology in English:


[mass noun]
The branch of zoology that deals with whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Example sentences
  • In his discourse on cetology, Ishmael describes himself in passing as ‘an American whaleman’.
  • Besides that, I absolutely enjoyed this book edited by the greatest minds of cetology of our time.
  • For the most part, these chapters on cetology are not dull, dry, tedious accounts.


Example sentences
  • The new name, B. omurai, honors the late Japanese cetologist Hideo Omura.


Mid 19th century: from Latin cetus 'whale' (see Cetacea) + -logy.

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