Malacology meaning

mălə-kŏlə-jē
The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks.
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The branch of zoology dealing with mollusks.
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The scientific study of mollusks.
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(zoology) The study of molluscs.
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Origin of malacology

  • French malacologie Greek malakos soft mel-1 in Indo-European roots -logie -logy (from Old French –logy)

    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").

    From Wiktionary