mycology


my·col·o·gy

noun \mī-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Definition of MYCOLOGY

1
:  a branch of biology dealing with fungi
2
:  fungal life
my·co·log·i·cal \ˌmī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
my·co·log·i·cal·ly \ˌmī-kə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
my·col·o·gist \mī-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of MYCOLOGY

New Latin mycologia, from myc- + Latin -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1836

my·col·o·gy

noun \mī-ˈkäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural my·col·o·gies

Medical Definition of MYCOLOGY

1
: a branch of biology dealing with fungi
2
: fungal life
my·co·log·i·cal \ˌmī-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective
my·col·o·gist \mī-ˈkäl-ə-jəst\ noun

mycology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Study of fungi (see fungus), including mushrooms and yeasts. Many fungi are useful in medicine and industry. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotic drugs as penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline. Mycology also has important applications in the dairy, wine, and baking industries and in the production of dyes and inks. Medical mycology is the study of fungus organisms that cause disease in humans.

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