Definitions for: Herpetology


[n] the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: zoological science, zoology

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