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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The branch of science that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number).

Usage examples (6)
  • Osgood (1875-1947) gained his reputation as an ornithologist and specialized during the 1890s in oology, but in 1897 he joined the then US Bureau of Economic Ornithology...
  • It was while he was a professor in microbial biology, oology and mollusk genomics at Harvard that he was mysteriously drafted into the military just prior to the Gulf War.
  • - The Apple-oology fun continues, in the best spirit of the old Kremlinology.
  • Yet, be assured, reader, that all the 'ologies' hitherto christened oology, ichthyology, ornithology, conchology, palaeodontology, &c., do not furnish such mines of... for more
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