herpetology


noun

  1. the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.

noun

  1. the study of reptiles and amphibians
n.

“study of reptiles,” 1816, from French herpétologie (18c.), coined from Greek herpeton “reptile,” literally “creeping thing,” from herpein “to creep” (see serpent) + logia (see -logy). Related: Herpetologist.

  1. The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.

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