Definition of Malacology

1. Noun. The branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks.

Specialized synonyms: Conchology, Shell Collecting
Generic synonyms: Zoological Science, Zoology



Definition of Malacology

1. n. The science which relates to the structure and habits of mollusks.

Definition of Malacology

1. Noun. (zoology) the study of molluscs ¹

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Definition of Malacology

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Medical Definition of Malacology

1. The science which relates to the structure and habits of mollusks. Origin: Gr. Soft: cf. F. Malacologie. (19 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malacology

malacissant
malacissation
malacissations
malaco-
malacobdella
malacoderm
malacoderms
malacofauna
malacofaunal
malacolite
malacolites
malacological
malacologies
malacologist
malacologists
malacology (current term)
malaconotid
malaconotids
malacopoda
malacopterygian
malacopterygians
malacopterygii
malacopterygious
malacosis
malacosteon
malacostomous
malacostraca
malacostracan
malacostracan crustacean

Literary usage of Malacology

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"To the ' Transactions ' of this society he contributed numerous papers, but the chief part of his original writings on malacology are to be found in the ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"malacology (Or. malakos, ' soft'), a name sometimes employed to designate that branch of natural history which has molluscs (called mala/da by Aristotle) ..."

3. American Journal of Conchology by George Washington Tryon, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Conchological Section (1867)
"Lea. Oak Orchard Creek is in New York, not "New Orleans." Contributions to Indian malacology. No. 8. ..."

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