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phycology

[fahy-kol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with algae.
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Origin of phycology

First recorded in 1875–80; phyco- + -logy
Related formsphy·co·log·i·cal [fahy-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfaɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivephy·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phycologists

phycology

noun
  1. the study of algae
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Derived Formsphycological (ˌfaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephycologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for phycologists

phycology

n.

"study of seaweeds," 1847, from phyco- + -logy. Related: Phycological; phycologist.

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phycologists in Science

phycology

[fī-kŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of algae.
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