bryology


bry·ol·o·gy

noun \brī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of BRYOLOGY

1
:  moss life or biology
2
:  a branch of botany that deals with the bryophytes
bry·o·log·i·cal \brī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
bry·ol·o·gist \brī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of BRYOLOGY

Greek bryon moss (akin to Greek bryein to grow luxuriantly) + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy
First Known Use: 1856

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