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herpetology


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herpetology  \Her`pe*tol"o*gy\,  n.  [Written  also  but  less 
  properly,  erpetology.]  [Gr.  ?  a  creeping  thing  reptile  (fr. 
  ?  to  creep)  +  -logy:  cf  F.  herp['e]tologie.] 
  The  natural  history  of  reptiles;  that  branch  of  zo["o]logy 
  which  relates  to  reptiles,  including  their  structure, 
  classification,  and  habits. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  herpetology 
  n  :  the  branch  of  zoology  concerned  with  reptiles  and  amphibians 




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