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entomology (n.)

“动物学的一个分支, 研究昆虫”, 1764年, 来自法语 entomologie (1764), 由 -logie “研究” (见 -logy) +希腊语 entomon “昆虫” 的中性词 entomos “切成碎片, 切起来”, 在这里“有一个缺口或切口(在腰部)”, 来自 en “在” (见 en- (2) )+ temnein “切” (来自PIE根 *tem- “切” ).

昆虫被亚里士多德称为“昆虫”, 是因为它们的身体被分割开来. 比较 insect, 它来自于希腊语的拉丁文借译. 相关: Entomological; entomologically. 杂交 insectology (1766年, 来自法文 insectologie, 1744年) 使用不多.

I have given the name insectology to that part of natural history which has insects for its object; that of entomology. .. would undoubtedly have been more suitable. .. but its barbarous sound terryfy'd me. [Charles Bonnet's English translation of his “Contemplation de la nature,” 1766]

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Definitions of entomology from WordNet

entomology (n.)
the branch of zoology that studies insects;
Synonyms: bugology
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