noun Etymology: French malacologie, contraction of malacozoologie, from New Latin Malacozoa, zoological group including soft-bodied animals (from Greek malakos soft + New Latin -zoa) + French -logie -logy Date: 1836 a branch of zoology dealing with mollusks • malacological adjectivemalacologist noun

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  • Malacology — Mal a*col o*gy, n. [Gr. malako s soft + logy: cf. F. malacologie.] The science which relates to the structure and habits of mollusks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malacology — [mal΄ə käl′ə jē] n. [Fr malacologie: see MALACO & LOGY] the branch of zoology dealing with mollusks …   English World dictionary

  • Malacology — Part of a series on Zoology …   Wikipedia

  • malacology — malakologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis moliuskus. atitikmenys: angl. malacology vok. Malakologie, f rus. малакология, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • malacology — n. [Gr. malakos, soft; logos, discourse] The branch of zoology dealing with mollusks, the animal inside the shell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • malacology — malacological /mal euh keuh loj i keuhl/, adj. malacologist, n. /mal euh kol euh jee/, n. the science dealing with the study of mollusks. [1830 40; < F malacologie, syncopated var. of MALACOZOOLOGIE. See MALACO , ZOOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • malacology — noun the study of molluscs …   Wiktionary

  • malacology — study of molluscs Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • malacology — n. branch of zoology that studies mollusks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malacology — [ˌmalə kɒlədʒi] noun the branch of zoology concerned with molluscs. Compare with conchology. Derivatives malacological adjective malacologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

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