Arthropodology

 
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Arthropodology (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint", and ποδός podos "foot", which together mean "jointed feet") is a biological discipline concerned with the study of Arthropods, a phylum of animals that include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others that are characterized by the possession of jointed limbs.

 

This field is very important in medicine, studied together with parasitology. Medic arthropodology is the study of the parasitic effect of arthropods. Not only as parasites but also as vectors. At Madurai (Tamil Nadu) was organizated the first Conference on Medical Arthropodology on 2007, since then annual.

 

Subfields of arthropodology are entomology, arachnology, carcinology, and myriapodology.

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