Oryctology
Oryctology Or`yc*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. 'orykto`s dug + -logy: cf. F. oryctologie.] 1. An old name for paleontology. [1913 Webster]

2. An old name for mineralogy and geology. [1913 Webster]


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