study of snakes

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Ophiology — O phi*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? a serpent + logy: cf. F. ophioloqie.] That part of natural history which treats of the ophidians, or serpents. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ophiology — (Greek ophis = snake + logos = knowledge ) is a branch of herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians, and deals with the scientific study of snakes, including the natural history and behavior of the animals. An individual who studies… …   Wikipedia

  • ophiology — [äf΄ē äl′ə jē] n. [< Gr ophis, a snake (see OPHIOLATRY) + LOGY] the branch of zoology dealing with snakes ophiologic [äf′ē äl′ə läj′ik] adj. ophiological ophiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • ophiology — ophiological /of ee euh loj i keuhl, oh fee /, ophiologic, adj. ophiologist, n. /of ee ol euh jee, oh fee /, n. the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes. [1810 20; < Gk óphi(s) snake + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ophiology — noun The study of snakes, a branch of herpetology …   Wiktionary

  • ophiology — ophi·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • ophiology — /ɒfiˈɒlədʒi/ (say ofee oluhjee), /oʊ / (say oh ) noun the branch of zoology that deals with snakes. {Greek ophi(s) snake + o + logy} –ophiological /ɒfiəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say ofeeuh lojikuhl), adjective –ophiologist /ɒfiˈɒlədʒəst/ (say ofee oluhjuhst) …   Australian English dictionary

  • ophiology — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ophiological — |äfēə|läjə̇kəl, |ōf adjective Etymology: ophiology + ical : of or relating to ophiology * * * ophiologˈic or ophiologˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ophi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ophiologic — O phi*o*log ic, Ophiological O phi*o*log ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to ophiology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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