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agrostology

[ ag-ruh-stol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌæg rəˈstɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of botany dealing with grasses.

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Origin of agrostology

1840–50; <Greek ágrōst(is) name of certain grasses + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM agrostology

a·gros·to·log·ic [uh-gros-tl-oj-ik], /əˌgrɒs tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, a·gros·to·log·i·cal, adjectiveag·ros·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for agrostology

agrostology
/ (ˌæɡrəˈstɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of botany concerned with the study of grasses

Word Origin for agrostology

C19: from Greek agrōstis a type of grass + -logy
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