Definition of ophiology in English:

ophiology

noun

mass noun
  • The branch of zoology that deals with snakes.

    • ‘For example, Kekulé thought up the ring structure of the benzene molecule after a dream of a snake grasping its tail, but chemists don't need to worry about correct ophiology to analyse benzene!’
    • ‘That, in fact, Holmes did recognize it for what it was, testifies to his profound knowledge of ophiology.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek ophis ‘snake’ + -logy.

Pronunciation

ophiology

/ɒfɪˈɒlədʒi/