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selenology

[sel-uh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌsɛl əˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of astronomy that deals with the nature and origin of the physical features of the moon.
Origin of selenology
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; seleno- + -logy
Related forms
selenological
[suh-leen-l-oj-i-kuh l] /səˌlin lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
selenologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for selenology

selenology

/ˌsiːlɪˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of astronomy concerned with the moon, its physical characteristics, nature, origin, etc
Derived Forms
selenological (sɪˌliːnəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
selenologist, noun
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