Origin of entomologyFrench entomologie: see entomo- and -logy
Entomology is the study of insects.
An example of entomology is a biology lecture on ants.
- en′to·mo·log′ic en′to·mo·log′i·cal
(uncountable) (most common term)
- Not to be confused with etymology.
From French entomologie, from Ancient Greek ἔντομον (éntomon, “insect”) + -logie (from Ancient Greek -λογία (-logía, “-logy”)).
entomology - Computer Definition
The branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects. Entomology is not to be confused with etymology, the study of the origin of words. See also bug.
entomology - Medical Definition
- en′to·mo·log′ic (-mə-lŏj′ĭk) en′to·mo·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
- Few branches of zoology have been more valuable as a meetingground for professional and amateur naturalists than entomology, and not seldom has the amateur - as in the case of Westwood - developed into a professor.
- The term labrum is used in zoology, of a lip or lip-like part; in entomology it is applied specifically to the upper lip of an insect, the lower lip being termed labium.
- The foundations of modern entomology were laid by a series of wonderful memoirs on anatomy and development published in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Societies for the discussion and publication of papers on entomology were naturally established as the number of students increased.
- At the Cape excellent works and papers are prepared and issued by the government entomologist, Dr Lounsbury, under the auspices of the Agricultural Department; while from India we have Cotes's Notes on Economic Entomology, published by the Indian Museum in 1888, and other works, especially on tea pests.