speleology[spē′lē äl′ə jē]
speleology definition by Webster's New World
the scientific study and exploration of caves
Origin: ; from Classical Latin spelaeum (see spelaean) plush -logy
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- speleologist noun
speleology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The scientific study of caves.
- Exploration of caves.
Origin: French spéléologie : Latin spēlēum, cave (from Greek spēlaion) + -logie, -logy.
- speˌle·o·logˈi·cal adjective
- speˌle·olˈo·gist noun
speleology - Science Definition
The exploration and scientific study of the geological and ecological features of caves.