American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The scientific study of insects.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of zoölogy which treats of insects, or Insecta. Formerly most articulates were regarded as Entoma, or “insects,” and the science of entomology was equally extensive. The term is now usually restricted to the science of the true Insecta, Condylopoda, or Hexapoda (which see).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That part of zoölogy which treats of insects.
- n. A treatise on the science of entomology.
- n. the branch of zoology that studies insects
- From French entomologie, from Ancient Greek ἔντομον (éntomon, "insect") + -logie (from Ancient Greek -λογία (-logía, "-logy")). (Wiktionary)
“Interest in entomology reveals to hidden half of duo cause of ancient family curse.”
“Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'être, which is a French expression that I know.”
“Today that division, along with the Department of Plant Pathology and more than half of all faculty positions in entomology, are gone — in part, many professors believe, because there are no profits in such work.”
“She has a PhD in entomology and "[a] fter a decade or so as a professor, she decided to jump the academic ship and went on to be a dot. com designer, web mistress, forensic consultant, and general attention whore.”
“Caroline could have talked about her masters degree in entomology from Cornell and how she is bringing her enormous knowledge and passion from her family’s organic farm in Oregon (Ayer’s Creek Farm, often featured on NPR, supplies the finest restaurants in Portland and the local community with the most incredible fruits, vegetables, and grains you’ve ever tasted) to Hunt Country.”
“The science of insects is called entomology (entomon, "insect").”
“The most successful efforts are well-organized, multidisciplinary (involving several relevant skill areas such as entomology and soil fertility), and crop-specific and aim at developing a "package" of improved practices centered around highyielding, adapted varieties.”
“And so we included that information in the entomology, and the interesting thing for me, really, is that word is typical of evidence that the OED should be looking throughout English and its neighboring countries.”
“John Simpson: It's nice that you mentioned the word butterfly, which has got itself rather an unpleasant entomology problem, which we won't go into.”
“It's too early to say whether the wasps will work, and determining results could take years, says Ken Raffa, a professor of entomology with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”
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