study of eggs

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Oology — (or oölogy) is a branch of ornithology studying bird eggs, nests and breeding behavior. Oology can also refer to the hobby of collecting wild birds eggs, sometimes called birdnesting or egging, which is now illegal in many jurisdictions.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • Oology — O*[ o]l o*gy, n. [Gr. w, o n an egg + logy.] The science of eggs in relation to their coloring, size, shape, and number. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oology — (n.) 1823, from OO (Cf. oo ) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Oological …   Etymology dictionary

  • oology — [ō äl′ə jē] n. [ OO + LOGY] that branch of zoology concerned with the study of eggs, esp. birds eggs oological [ō΄ō läj′i kəl, ō΄əläj′i kəl] adj. oologist n …   English World dictionary

  • oology — noun see oologist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oology — oological /oh euh loj i keuhl/, adj. oologist, n. /oh ol euh jee/, n. the branch of ornithology that studies birds eggs. [1825 35; OO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • oology — noun /əʊˈɒlədʒi/ The study of eggs, especially of birds. See Also: oologically …   Wiktionary

  • oology — n. branch of ornithology that studies and deals with the eggs of birds (as to their colouring, shape, size and number); collecting of birds eggs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oology — [əʊ ɒlədʒi] noun the study or collecting of birds eggs. Derivatives oological adjective oologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • oology — ool·o·gy …   English syllables

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