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Erpetology --> herpetology

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

Origin: Written also, but less properly, erpetology] [Gr. A creeping thing, reptile (fr. To creep): cf. F. Herpetologie.