cetology [sə täl′ə jē]
[< L cetus, whale (see CETACEAN) + -OLOGY]
the branch of zoology that deals with whales
cetological [sēt΄ə läj′i kəl]

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  • Cetology — Ce*tol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? whale + logy: cf. F. c[ e]tologie.] The description or natural history of cetaceous animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cetology — A researcher fires a biopsy dart at an orca. The dart will remove a small piece of the whale s skin and bounce harmlessly off the animal. Cetology (from Greek κῆτος, kētos, whale ; and λογία, logia) is the branch of marine mammal science …   Wikipedia

  • cetology — noun Etymology: Latin cetus whale Date: circa 1828 a branch of zoology concerned with the cetaceans • cetologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cetology — cetological /seet l oj i keuhl/, adj. cetologist, n. /see tol euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with whales and dolphins. [1850 55; CET + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cetology — noun The branch of zoology concerned with the order Cetacea, which includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises …   Wiktionary

  • cetology — study of whales and dolphins Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cetology — n. branch of zoology that studies whales and dolphins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cetology — ce·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • cetology — ce•tol•o•gy [[t]siˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. zool. the branch of zoology dealing with whales and dolphins • Etymology: 1850–55; < Gkkêto(s)whale + logy ce•to•log•i•cal ˌsit lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj. ce•tol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cetology — sēˈtäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cet + logy : a branch of zoology dealing with the whales …   Useful english dictionary

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