pteridology

[ ter-i-dol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌtɛr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pte,
  2. pter-,
  3. pteranodon,
  4. pteridine,
  5. pterido-,
  6. pteridophyte,
  7. pteridosperm,
  8. pterion,
  9. ptero-,
  10. pterocarpous

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

/ (ˌtɛrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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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