phytology

[ fahy-tol-uh-jee ]
/ faɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun


Nearby words

  1. phytohormone,
  2. phytoid,
  3. phytol,
  4. phytolectin,
  5. phytolith,
  6. phytomitogen,
  7. phyton,
  8. phytonadione,
  9. phytonutrient,
  10. phytopathology

Origin of phytology

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

Related formsphy·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 Formsphytological (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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