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algology

[al-gol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with algae.

Origin of algology

First recorded in 1840–50; alg(ae) + -o- + -logy
Related formsal·go·log·i·cal [al-guh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæl gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveal·go·log·i·cal·ly, adverbal·gol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for algologist

algology1

noun
  1. the branch of biology concerned with the study of algae
Derived Formsalgological (ˌælɡəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivealgologically, adverbalgologist, noun

algology2

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the study of pain

Word Origin

from Greek algos pain
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