phycology

[ fahy-kol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of botany dealing with algae.

Origin of phycology

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

Related forms

phy·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 Forms

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

phycology

[ fī-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of algae.
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