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a combining form meaning “insect,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating an insect: entomology


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    [en-tuh-moh-faw-nuh] /ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ nə/ noun, plural entomofaunas, entomofaunae [en-tuh-moh-faw-nee] /ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ ni/ (Show IPA). (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. the insect life of a region or habitat.

  • Entomol.

    1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. entomology

  • Entomologist

    [en-tuh-mol-uh-jee] /ˌɛn təˈmɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of zoology dealing with insects. /ˌɛntəˈmɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of science concerned with the study of insects n. 1771; see entomology + -ist. n. 1766, from French entomologie (1764), coined from Greek entomon “insect” + -logia “study of” (see -logy). Entomon is neuter of entomos […]

  • Entomologize

    /ˌɛntəˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz/ verb 1. (intransitive) to collect or study insects

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