Her`pe*tol"o*gy (?), n. [Written also, but less properly, erpetology.] [Gr. a creeping thing, reptile (fr. to creep) + -logy: cf. F. herp'etologie.]

The natural history of reptiles; that branch of zoology which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits.

 

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