pteridology

[ ter-i-dol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants, as the horsetails and club mosses.

Origin of pteridology

1
First recorded in 1850–55; pterido- + -logy

Other words from pteridology

  • pter·i·do·log·i·cal [ter-i-dl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌtɛr ɪ dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
  • pter·i·dol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby pteridology

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British Dictionary definitions for pteridology

pteridology

/ (ˌtɛrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ) /


noun
  1. the branch of botany concerned with the study of ferns and related plants

Origin of pteridology

1
C19: from pterido-, from Greek pteris fern + -logy

Derived forms of pteridology

  • pteridological (ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • pteridologist, noun

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