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spectrology

[ spek-trol-uh-jee ]
/ spɛkˈtrɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the study of ghosts, phantoms, or apparitions.

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Origin of spectrology

1810–20; <Latin spectr(um) specter + -o- + -logy
spec·tro·log·i·cal [spek-truh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌspɛk trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivespec·tro·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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