Definition of cetology in English:

cetology

Syllabification: ce·tol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /sēˈtäləjē
 
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noun

  • The branch of zoology that deals with whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
    More 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.

Derivatives

cetologist

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

Origin

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

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