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algology

[al-gol-uh-jee] /ælˈgɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of botany dealing with algae.
Origin of algology
1840-1850
1840-50; alg(ae) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
algological
[al-guh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæl gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
algologically, adverb
algologist, noun
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Examples from the web for algology
  • The study of marine and freshwater algae is called phycology or algology.
British Dictionary definitions for algology

algology1

/ælˈɡɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of biology concerned with the study of algae
Derived Forms
algological (ˌælɡəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
algologically, adverb
algologist, noun

algology2

/ælˈɡɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study of pain
Word Origin
from Greek algos pain
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