- the branch of biology dealing with fungi.
- the fungi found in an area.
Origin of mycology
Related formsmy·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
First recorded in 1830–40; myco-
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Historical Examples of mycology
I had no literature on mycology, and, at that time, there seemed to be little obtainable.
It seems to me that every school teacher should know something of mycology.
I dont have time, you see, and just now Im most interested in mycology, Harmon.
Not as a life-work, you understand, but Know anything about mycology?
This suggestion merits place only as a curiosity in the history of the mycology of dysentery.
British Dictionary definitions for mycology
Derived Formsmycological (ˌmaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mycologic, adjectivemycologist, noun
- the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi
- the fungi of a particular region
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Word Origin and History for mycology
1822, from myco- + -logy. Related: Mycological; mycologist.
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Related formsmy′co•log′i•cal (-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.my•col′o•gist n.
- The branch of science dealing with the study of fungi.
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- The scientific study of fungi.
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