Definition of malacology in US English:



  • The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks.

    Compare with conchology
    • ‘Indeed, it was in malacology that Lermond's contributions to natural science have been most long lasting.’
    • ‘The Museum's malacology collection was started in 1976 when Janke Kolff donated her extensive, personal mollusc collection.’
    • ‘Need the right expert in freshwater malacology?’
    • ‘Ms. Johnstone was a student of malacology, the study of mollusks, and her focus came palpably through the pages of her guidebook.’
    • ‘This is the site & on-line directory of malacology in Latvia.’