Definition of malacology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈkäləjē/


The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks. Compare with conchology.
Example sentences
  • Indeed, it was in malacology that Lermond's contributions to natural science have been most long lasting.
  • Ms. Johnstone was a student of malacology, the study of mollusks, and her focus came palpably through the pages of her guidebook.
  • This is the site & on-line directory of malacology in Latvia.



Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • The specimen is in the malacological collection of the Zoological Museum of the University of Bologna.
  • Many of these groups are affiliated with the malacological societies listed below, in particular American Malacological Union and Malacological Society of Australasia.
  • The foundation of the malacological collection was laid in the year 1852, incorporating the collections of the Transylvanian Society of Natural Sciences from Sibiu.


Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • Improved understanding of gastropod phylogenetics goes far beyond satisfying the trivial curiosities of malacologists.
  • His inspiring leadership had resulted in many enthusiastic malacologists who succeeded him.
  • Mr Goodsir advised the omission of boiling and gave the future great malacologist his first lesson on dissecting mollusca.

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Syllabification: mal·a·col·o·gy

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