phytology

[ fahy-tol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

Origin of phytology

From the New Latin word phytologia, dating back to 1650–60. See phyto-, -logy

Related forms

phy·to·log·ic [fahyt-l-oj-ik] /ˌfaɪt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, phy·to·log·i·cal, adjectivephy·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phytology

phytology

/ (faɪˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

a rare name for botany (def. 1)

Derived Forms

phytological (ˌfaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephytologically, adverbphytologist, noun
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Science definitions for phytology

phytology

[ fī-tŏlə-jē ]

The study of plants; botany.
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