The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks.
The branch of zoology dealing with mollusks.
The scientific study of mollusks.
Origin of malacology
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French malacologie, contraction of malacozoologie, from taxonomic name Malacozoa + French -ologie (“-ology"), Malacozoa being in turn from Ancient Greek μαλακός (malakos, “soft") + ζῷον (zōon, “animal").