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myrmecology Line breaks: myr¦me|col¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌməːmɪˈkɒlədʒi/

Definition of myrmecology in English:


[mass noun]
The branch of entomology that deals with ants.
Example sentences
  • This is just one instance in which myrmecology influenced broader currents of thought.
  • His open, supportive nature drew young people in, and he played a major role in starting the current boom times in which hundreds are engaged in myrmecology around the world.
  • Much of Wilson's intellectual development and explorations have originated from his in-depth study of insects, especially ants (myrmecology).


Pronunciation: /ˌməːmɪkəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Information on equipment/supply vendors, literature, and myrmecological contacts is also presented.
  • Those planning a myrmecological career and with the proper biological background training should consider applying.
  • Sadly, I believe it is due mostly to the aging myrmecological community.
Example sentences
  • I know all this because I am now officially a myrmecologist.
  • The book includes a who's who list of past and present myrmecologists and naturalists.
  • An essay about myrmecologists, scientists who specialize in ants, provides a real glimpse of what science is.


Late 19th century: from Greek murmēx, murmēk- 'ant' + -logy.

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