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algology

[ al-gol-uh-jee ]
/ ælˈgɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of botany dealing with algae.

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Origin of algology

First recorded in 1840–50; alg(ae) + -o- + -logy
al·go·log·i·cal [al-guh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌæl gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveal·go·log·i·cal·ly, adverbal·gol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for algology (1 of 2)

algology1
/ (ælˈɡɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for algology (2 of 2)

algology2
/ (ælˈɡɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study of pain
from Greek algos pain
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