[ ter-i-dol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌtɛr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi /
the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants, as the horsetails and club mosses.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pteridologypter·i·do·log·i·cal [ter-i-dl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌtɛr ɪ dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepter·i·dol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pteridology
/ (ˌtɛrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of botany concerned with the study of ferns and related plants
Derived forms of pteridologypteridological (ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepteridologist, noun
Word Origin for pteridology
C19: from pterido-, from Greek pteris fern + -logy
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