Literally meaning: study of «έντομα»
Origin: Anc Greek
έντομον/ entomon / (=cut up or divided into segments, insects) >
εν/en(=near, within, at in, on)
+τέμνω/temno(=κόβω) > τομή/tome(=section, trunk, stalk)
+λογία/logia(=suffix meaning study of)> λόγος/logos(=speech)
The term is derived from word “έντομα=insects” because insects have clear division of their bodies into three segments: head, thorax, and abdomen.
DefinitionThe branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects