oryctology


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oryctology \Or`yc*tol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. 'orykto`s dug + -logy: cf.
   F. oryctologie.]
   1. An old name for paleontology.
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   2. An old name for mineralogy and geology.
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