algology

[al-gol-uh-jee]

noun

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

algology

1

noun

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

algology

2

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study of pain

Word Origin for algology

from Greek algos pain
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