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phycology

[fahy-kol-uh-jee] /faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of botany dealing with algae.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; phyco- + -logy
Related forms
phycological
[fahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
phycologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phycological

phycology

/faɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of algae
Derived Forms
phycological (ˌfaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
phycologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for phycological

phycology

n.

"study of seaweeds," 1847, from phyco- + -logy. Related: Phycological; phycologist.

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phycology
  (fī-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of algae.
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