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carphology

[kahr-fol-uh-jee]
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noun Pathology.
  1. floccillation.
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Origin of carphology

1850–55; < New Latin carphologia; Late Latin: fumbling, plucking at straws, blankets < Greek karphología, equivalent to kárpho(s) twig, straw, piece of wood + -logia collection; see -logy
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