from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of herpetology that deals with snakes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of snakes, a branch of herpetology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of natural history which treats of the ophidians, or serpents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The zoölogical study of serpents. Also, less properly, ophidology.


Greek ophis, snake + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ὄφις (ophis, "serpent, snake") + λόγος (logos, "knowledge"). (Wiktionary)


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