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pteridology

[ter-i-dol-uh-jee] /ˌtɛr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants, as the horsetails and club mosses.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; pterido- + -logy
Related forms
pteridological
[ter-i-dl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌtɛr ɪ dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pteridologist, noun
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pteridology

/ˌtɛrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of botany concerned with the study of ferns and related plants
Derived Forms
pteridological (ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
pteridologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from pterido-, from Greek pteris fern + -logy
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