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pteridology

[ter-i-dol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants, as the horsetails and club mosses.
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Origin of pteridology

First recorded in 1850–55; pterido- + -logy
Related formspter·i·do·log·i·cal [ter-i-dl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌtɛr ɪ dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepter·i·dol·o·gist, noun
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pteridology

noun
  1. the branch of botany concerned with the study of ferns and related plants
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Derived Formspteridological (ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepteridologist, noun

Word Origin

C19: from pterido-, from Greek pteris fern + -logy
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