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mycology

[mahy-kol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of biology dealing with fungi.
  2. the fungi found in an area.
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Origin of mycology

First recorded in 1830–40; myco- + -logy
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
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Examples from the Web for mycology

Historical Examples

  • I had no literature on mycology, and, at that time, there seemed to be little obtainable.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • 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.

    Left Half Harmon

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Not as a life-work, you understand, but Know anything about mycology?

    Left Half Harmon

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • This suggestion merits place only as a curiosity in the history of the mycology of dysentery.


British Dictionary definitions for mycology

mycology

noun
  1. the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi
  2. the fungi of a particular region
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Derived Formsmycological (ˌmaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mycologic, adjectivemycologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for mycology

n.

1822, from myco- + -logy. Related: Mycological; mycologist.

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mycology in Medicine

mycology

(mī-kŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The branch of science dealing with the study of fungi.
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Related formsmy′co•logi•cal (-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.my•colo•gist n.
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mycology in Science

mycology

[mī-kŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of fungi.
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