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bryology

[ brahy-ol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. the branch of botany dealing with bryophytes.


bryology

/ ˌbraɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; braɪˈɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. the branch of botany concerned with the study of bryophytes


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Derived Forms

  • bryological, adjective
  • bryˈologist, noun
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Other Words From

  • bry·o·log·i·cal [brahy-, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l], adjective
  • bry·olo·gist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bryology1

First recorded in 1860–65; bryo- + -logy

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