from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of biology dealing with reptiles (Reptilia) or amphibians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The natural history of reptiles; that branch of zoölogy which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of reptiles, in a broad sense —that is, of reptiles proper and batrachians; the natural history of reptiles.
- n. Reptiles collectively: as, the herpetology of Borneo.
- n. Also, erroneously, erpetology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
So even today, people interested in herpetology are afflicted with the most basic of problems: a lack of the right kind of literature.
I was bit by a snake at the woodshed and I dare anyone to claim I am not deserving of an honorary degree in herpetology.
He went on to talk about his work, and clarified that while he was an expert in herpetology, this had nothing to do with STDs, but in fact, amphibians and reptiles.
Experts have found 300 dead frogs and believe hundreds more have perished since the fungus surfaced in late February, said Gerardo Garcia, director of the herpetology department at the British-based Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Lee Fitzgerald, a herpetology professor at Texas A&M University who has studied the lizard since 1994, said the lizard population has declined in areas crisscrossed with roads and oil-well pads.
Neither herpetology or other of life's more studied reflections for this hurried pilgrim, not yet anyway.
As Spooky took a couple of photos, it suddenly occurred to me that it wasn't an eel, at all, or any oother sort of fish, but an animal I'd not seen since college, some twenty years ago, when I was taking herpetology and ecology classes.
P.S. I've studied herpetology (seriously) for over a decade, including writing journal articles and working for two years at a zoo.
'Is she real?' is the most common question from visitors, says Phil Colclough, assistant curator of herpetology at the zoo.
I believe in evolution, Michael, because for years my hobby was herpetology.