insect or insects: entomology
also, before a vowel, entom-
Origin of entomo-French from Classical Greek entoma (z?a), notched (animals), insects from entomos, cut, notched ( from en, in) + temnein, to cut (see -tomy); so named from their structure: see insect
Origin of entomo-French from Greek entomon from neuter of entomos cut in two (from its segmented body) from entemnein to cut up en- in ; see en- 2. temnein to cut ; see tem- in Indo-European roots.
- Forming compound words with sense of insect.
Combining form of Ancient Greek ἔντομος (entomos, “dissected”) (the neuter plural of which, ἔντομα (entoma), was used to mean "insects").