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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for phytology


  1. a rare name for botany (def. 1)
Derived Formsphytological (ˌfaɪtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephytologically, adverbphytologist, noun
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phytology in Science


  1. The study of plants; botany.
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