phycology

[ fahy-kol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of botany dealing with algae.

Nearby words

  1. phycobilin,
  2. phycobiont,
  3. phycocyanin,
  4. phycoerythrin,
  5. phycological,
  6. phycomycete,
  7. phycomycosis,
  8. phyfe,
  9. phyfe, duncan,
  10. phyl-

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 phycology

phycology

/ (faɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of algae
Derived Formsphycological (ˌfaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephycologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for phycology

phycology

n.

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

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Science definitions for phycology

phycology

[ fī-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of algae.
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