Definition of entomology in English:

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entomology

Pronunciation: /ˌen(t)əˈmäləjē/

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.

Derivatives

entomological

Pronunciation: /ˌen(t)əməˈläjək(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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: en·to·mol·o·gy

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