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algology

[al-gol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with algae.
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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 algology

algology1

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

algology2

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the study of pain
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Word Origin

from Greek algos pain
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