One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The branch of entomology that deals with ants.
- ‘Much of Wilson's intellectual development and explorations have originated from his in-depth study of insects, especially ants (myrmecology).’
- ‘This is just one instance in which myrmecology influenced broader currents of thought.’
- ‘His open, supportive nature drew young people in, and he played a major role in starting the current boom times in which hundreds are engaged in myrmecology around the world.’
- ‘If you want a career in myrmecology, look for a school.’
Late 19th century: from Greek murmēx, murmēk- ‘ant’ + -logy.
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