Definition of Ornithology

1. Noun. The branch of zoology that studies birds.

Examples of category: Aves, Class Aves
Generic synonyms: Zoological Science, Zoology
Derivative terms: Ornithological, Ornithologist



Definition of Ornithology

1. n. That branch of zoölogy which treats of the natural history of birds and their classification.

Definition of Ornithology

1. Noun. The branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ornithology

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Medical Definition of Ornithology

1. 1. That branch of zoology which treats of the natural history of birds and their classification. 2. A treatise or book on this science. Origin: Ornitho: cf. F. Ornithologie. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ornithology

ornithischians
ornitho-
ornithochory
ornithodelphia
ornithoid
ornithoidichnite
ornithoidichnites
ornitholite
ornitholites
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologies
ornithologist
ornithologists
ornithology (current term)
ornithomancy
ornithomimid
ornithomimosaur
ornithomimosaurs
ornithon
ornithons
ornithopappi
ornithophobia
ornithopod
ornithopod dinosaur
ornithopoda
ornithopods
ornithopter
ornithopters

Literary usage of Ornithology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1845)
"In treating of the bibliography of ornithology, however, it is not necessary to go into much detail respecting the works of older date than about fifteen ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"The uninstructed beginner in ornithology usually expends his energies in forming a collection, and he knows no better way of pursuing his study of birds ..."

3. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"American ornithology. Portrait and 97 colored plates. Lond., 1832. 3 vols., 8vo. ... American ornithology. 76 plates. Phila., nd 4 vols., 8vo. and fol. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"ornithology, the science which treats of birds. It is susceptible of such a broad interpretation that it is difficult to define its limits with accuracy, ..."

5. Key to North American Birds: Containing a Concise Account of Every Species by Elliott Coues (1872)
"ornithology consists in the rational arrangement and exposition of all that is ... ornithology treats of the physical structure, physiological processes, ..."

6. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"On the ornithology of the Gambia Kiver. ... of the avifauna of the district, namely, " Notes on the ornithology of the Gambia," by Dr. Percy Rendali (Ibis, ..."

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