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entomology

Line breaks: en¦to|mol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntəˈmɒlədʒi
 
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Definition of entomology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.
Example sentences
  • A large team can now be involved in investigations and she can draw on the expertise of many forensic specialists in anthropology, dentistry and even entomology (the study of insects).
  • The book also describes different areas of scientific study, including entomology (the study of insects).
  • Forensic entomology, the study of the insects associated with human corpses, is used to establish the elapsed time since death in murder cases.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French entomologie or modern Latin entomologia, from Greek entomon (denoting an insect) + -logia (see -logy).

Derivatives

entomological

1
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntəməˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The debate about the significance of insect flatulence has been waged for over three-quarters of a century not in obscure special interest entomological journals but rather in the premier scientific journals of our era.
  • However impressive 13 authors may be among entomological papers, it barely qualifies as a multi-author paper compared with the competition.
  • I'm often invited to give public lectures on entomological topics and, always anxious to do my part for science literacy, I rarely refuse such invitations.

entomologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Other figures walk that way too, sleepyheaded botanists, entomologists and ornithologists lured through the misty light by the smell of coffee and bacon.
  • By the 1970s, teams of entomologists had started searching for a biological control, an insect that would eat molesting salvinia into oblivion.
  • The organization brings together molecular biologists, entomologists, behavioral scientists, and farmers in an interdisciplinary effort to control the various threats to African crops.

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