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volcanology

[vol-kuh-nol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

Origin of volcanology

First recorded in 1885–90; volcano + -logy
Related formsvol·can·o·log·i·cal [vol-kuh-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌvɒl kə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, vol·can·o·log·ic, adjectivevol·can·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for volcanologist

Historical Examples

  • In a few minutes the detective and the volcanologist joined him in the cavern.

    Astounding Stories, May, 1931

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for volcanologist

volcanology

vulcanology

noun
  1. the study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena
Derived Formsvolcanological (ˌvɒlkənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or vulcanological, adjectivevolcanologist or vulcanologist, noun
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volcanologist in Science

volcanology

[vŏl′kə-nŏlə-jē, vôl′-]
  1. The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
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