herpetology definition

  • noun:
    • The part of zoology that addresses reptiles and amphibians.
    • The branch of biology coping with reptiles (Reptilia) or amphibians.
    • The normal reputation for reptiles; that part of zoölogy which pertains to reptiles, including their particular construction, category, and practices.
    • The science of reptiles, in a broad sense —that is, of reptiles proper and batrachians; the natural history of reptiles.
    • Reptiles collectively: because, the herpetology of Borneo.
    • Also, mistakenly, erpetology.
    • the part of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

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