Conchology
Conchology Con*chol"o*gy, n. [Conch + -logy.] (Zo["o]l.) The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology. [1913 Webster]

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  • conchology — [käŋkäl′ə jē] n. [see CONCH & LOGY] the branch of natural history that deals with the shells of mollusks conchologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Conchology — Part of a series on Zoology …   Wikipedia

  • conchology — noun Etymology: Greek konchē Date: 1776 a branch of zoology that deals with shells • conchological adjective • conchologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conchology — n. [L. concha, shell; Gr. logos, discourse] The branch of zoology dealing with the arrangement and description of mollusks based upon a study of their hard parts; conchological adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • conchology — conchological /kong keuh loj i keuhl/, adj. conchologically, adv. conchologist, n. /kong kol euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks. [1770 80; CONCH + o + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • conchology — noun a) the study of molluscs and their shells b) the hobby of shell collecting …   Wiktionary

  • conchology — study of shells Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • conchology — n. branch of zoology specializing in the study of mollusk shells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conchology — [kɒŋ kɒlədʒi] noun the scientific study or collection of mollusc shells. Derivatives conchological adjective conchologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • conchology — n. Malacology …   New dictionary of synonyms

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