[ fahy-tol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM phytologyphy·to·log·ic [fahyt-l-oj-ik], /ˌfaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, phy·to·log·i·cal, adjectivephy·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby phytology
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Example sentences from the Web for phytology
We pretend not to multiply vegetable divisions by Quincuncial and Reticulate plants; or erect a new Phytology.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne|Thomas Browne
British Dictionary definitions for phytology
/ (faɪˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
a rare name for botany (def. 1)
Derived forms of phytologyphytological (ˌfaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephytologically, adverbphytologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for phytology
[ fī-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The study of plants; botany.
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