mycology

[ mahy-kol-uh-jee ]
/ maɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of biology dealing with fungi.
the fungi found in an area.

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Origin of mycology

First recorded in 1830–40; myco- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM mycology

my·co·log·i·cal [mahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, my·co·log·ic, adjectivemy·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbmy·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mycologist

mycology
/ (maɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi
the fungi of a particular region

Derived forms of mycology

mycological (ˌmaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mycologic, adjectivemycologist, noun
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Medical definitions for mycologist

mycology
[ mī-kŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of science dealing with the study of fungi.

Other words from mycology

my′co•logi•cal (-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.my•colo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for mycologist

mycology
[ mī-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of fungi.
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