Meaning of “entomology” in the English Dictionary

"entomology" in British English

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entomologynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌen.təˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /ˌen.t̬əˈmɑː.lə.dʒi/ specialized
entomologist
noun [ C ] uk /ˌen.təˈmɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /ˌen.t̬əˈmɑː.lə.dʒɪst/

Examples from literature

  • But as I am sure from your greater knowledge of ornithology and entomology that you will write a much better discussion than I could, your paper will be of great use to me. 
  • Entomology was his special study. 
  • He was an amateur physician, a student of botany and entomology, and a considerable geologist. 
  • It reminded him of two or three books on entomology which he had left in his mother's cabin. 
  • The father was particularly interested in entomology, and Spencer himself used to collect, describe, and draw insects when a boy. 

(Definition of “entomology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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