sciosophy

[sahy-os-uh-fee]
noun, plural sci·os·o·phies.
  1. supposed knowledge of natural or supernatural phenomena or forces, usually based on tradition, as astrology or phrenology.

Origin of sciosophy

< Greek skio- (combining form of skiá shadow) + -sophy
Related formssci·os·o·phist, noun
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