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From New Latin ornithologia, coined by Ulisse Aldrovandi from Ancient Greek ὀρνιθολόγος (ornithológos),[1] from ὄρνις (órnis) and λόγος (lógos). See also ornitho- +‎ -logy.

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ornithology (countable and uncountable, plural ornithologies)

  1. The branch of zoology that deals with the scientific study of birds.
    Synonyms: birdlore, fowl-lore
    • 1750, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, The Art of Hatching and Bringing Up Domestick Fowls of All Kinds at Any Time of the Year:
      Gesner says in his Ornithology, that this fact was attested by a great many moderns of his own time, and he even quotes Albert the great, who asserts that he has seen a cock foster chickens.

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  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN