Part of speech: noun

The branch of zoology that treats of insects.

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Usage examples "entomology":

  1. These finished- and the sheets of manuscript were printed, eighteen months later, almost without change- he caught a sudden fever of entomology: hunted daily for specimens, but preserved, eventually, only six of his captures: a moth, silver and green; a butterfly of steely, iridescent blue; a solemn, black- coated cricket; a bee bound round with the five golden rings of Italy; a tiny, rainbow- hued humming- bird, found dead in a fast- shut moon- flower; and, finally, a slender, bright- winged dragon- fly. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  2. It is the best field for the study of entomology that is known. - "Arizona Sketches", Joseph A. Munk.
  3. Chucking entomology at me too! - "Shorty McCabe on the Job", Sewell Ford.