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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for mycology


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

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

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mycology in Medicine


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


  1. The scientific study of fungi.
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