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lichenology

[ lahy-kuh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌlaɪ kəˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the branch of biology that studies lichens.
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Origin of lichenology

First recorded in 1855–60; lichen + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM lichenology

li·chen·o·log·ic [lahy-kuh-nuh-loj-ik], /ˌlaɪ kə nəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, li·chen·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveli·chen·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lichenology

lichenology
/ (ˌlaɪkəˈnɒlədʒɪ, ˌlɪ-) /

noun
the study of the structure, physiology, and ecology of lichens
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