[hur-pi-tol-uh-jee] /ˌhɜr pɪˈtɒl ə dʒi/
the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
the study of reptiles and amphibians
“study of reptiles,” 1816, from French herpétologie (18c.), coined from Greek herpeton “reptile,” literally “creeping thing,” from herpein “to creep” (see serpent) + logia (see -logy). Related: Herpetologist.
The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
Herpetoviridae Her·pe·to·vir·i·dae (hûr’pĭ-tō-vēr’ĭ-dē’) n. A family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA, whose infections produce characteristic inclusion bodies.
herpetovirus her·pe·to·vi·rus (hûr’pĭ-tō-vī’rəs) n. A virus belonging to the family Herpetoviridae.
noun A person infected with genital herpes (1970s+)
/ˈhɜːpˌtaɪl/ adjective 1. (mainly US) denoting, relating to, or characterizing both reptiles and amphibians