palynological

palynology

[pal-uh-nol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and similar plant structures.

Origin:
1940–45; < Greek palýn(ein) to sprinkle, scatter (akin to pálē dust, Latin pollen; see pollen) + -o- + -logy

palynological [pal-uh-nl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
palynologically, adverb
palynologist, noun
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palynology (ˌpælɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of living and fossil pollen grains and plant spores
 
[C20: from Greek palunein to scatter + -logy]
 
palynological
 
adj
 
paly'nologist
 
n

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palynology   (pāl'ə-nŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of spores and pollen, both living and fossilized. Palynology helps improve knowledge of ecosystems in both the recent and distant past, since pollen and spores are extremely durable, unlike many other plant parts.
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