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)