pteridology

[ter-i-dol-uh-jee]

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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British Dictionary definitions for pteridology

pteridology

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

Word Origin for pteridology

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