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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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