lichenology

[ lahy-kuh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌlaɪ kəˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of biology that studies lichens.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for lichenology

lichenology
/ (ˌlaɪkəˈnɒlədʒɪ, ˌlɪ-) /

noun

the study of the structure, physiology, and ecology of lichens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012