phycology

[ fahy-kol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of botany dealing with algae.

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Origin of phycology

First recorded in 1875–80; phyco- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM phycology

phy·co·log·i·cal [fahy-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌfaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivephy·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phycology

phycology
/ (faɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of algae

Derived forms of phycology

phycological (ˌfaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephycologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for phycology

phycology
[ fī-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of algae.
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