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  1. the branch of biology that deals with the structure and functions of the organs of living things.
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Origin of organology

First recorded in 1805–15; organo- + -logy
Related formsor·ga·no·log·ic [awr-guh-nl-oj-ik, awr-gan-l-oj-] /ˌɔr gə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk, ɔrˌgæn lˈɒdʒ-/, or·ga·no·log·i·cal, adjectiveor·ga·nol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for organology

Historical Examples

  • These primal laws are easily comprehended, and their application to the brain removes all the perplexing complexity of organology.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887


  • The special questions in Organology, on which Comparative Embryology throws light, may be classified under the following heads.

British Dictionary definitions for organology


  1. the study of the structure and function of the organs of animals and plants
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Derived Formsorganological (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveorganologist, noun
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organology in Medicine


  1. The branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of organs.
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Related formsor′gan•o•logic (ôr′gə-nə-lŏjĭk, ôr-găn′ə-) null adj.
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