vulcanology

[ vuhl-kuh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌvʌl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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Origin of vulcanology

1855–60; vulcan- (variant of volcan- as in volcanic) + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM vulcanology

vul·can·o·log·i·cal [vuhl-kuh-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌvʌl kə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivevul·can·ol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for vulcanology

  • What on earth, I thought, made me ever take to such a trade as vulcanology?

British Dictionary definitions for vulcanology

vulcanology
/ (ˌvʌlkəˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

a variant of volcanology

Derived forms of vulcanology

vulcanological (ˌvʌlkənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivevulcanologist, noun
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