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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of zoology that deals with birds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of zoölogy which relates to birds; the scientific study or knowledge of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That branch of zoölogy which treats of the natural history of birds and their classification.
  • noun A treatise or book on this science.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of birds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies birds

Etymologies

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From modern Latin ornithologia, coined by Ulisse Aldrovandi from Ancient Greek ὀρνιθολόγος (ornithologos), from ὄρνις (ornis) and λόγος (logos).

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