Definition of Conchology

1. Noun. The collection and study of mollusc shells.

Exact synonyms: Shell Collecting
Generic synonyms: Aggregation, Assembling, Collecting, Collection, Malacology
Derivative terms: Conchologist



Definition of Conchology

1. n. The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.

Definition of Conchology

1. Noun. the study of molluscs and their shells ¹

2. Noun. the hobby of shell collecting ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conchology

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conchology

conchinine
conchiolin
conchite
conchites
conchitic
concho
conchoid
conchoidal
conchoidal bodies
conchoidally
conchoids
conchological
conchologies
conchologist
conchologists
conchology (current term)
conchometry
conchos
conchospiral
conchospirals
conchs
conchy
conchyliometry
conchæ
conciator
concientious
concierge
concierges
concieve
conciliable

Literary usage of Conchology

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1. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell, Benjamin Silliman (1833)
"The reader who is entirely unacquainted with conchology may form some general idea of a shell, if he be told that it is univalve, like a snail or a ..."

2. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1866)
"BRITISH conchology.* T)ATHER less than forty years JX ago it was still almost a ... It is not enough to love beauty only, and * British conchology; or, ..."

3. An Authentic History of Lancaster County: In the State of Pennsylvania by Jacob Isidor Mombert (1869)
"It is perhaps hardly necessary to say that conchology embraces that class of animals usually known under the common name of "shells. ..."

4. Life, Letters, and Works of Louis Agassiz by Jules Marcou (1895)
"THE TWO TRANSLATIONS OF SOWERBY'S " MINERAL conchology OF GREAT BRITAIN " — ACTUAL MERCANTILE VALUE OF AGASSIZ'S PUBLICATIONS — AGASSIZ'S FAMILY COME TO HIS ..."

5. The English Gentleman's Library Manual: Or, A Guide to the Formation of a by William Goodhugh (1827)
"conchology. DA COSTA. Elements of conchology, by Da Costa. LAMARCK. Illustrations of conchology, according to the system of Lamarck ..."

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