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palynology

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noun pal·y·nol·o·gy \ˌpa-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of palynology

  1. :  a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores

palynological play \-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also palynologic play \-jik\ adjective
palynologically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
palynologist play \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of palynology

Greek palynein to sprinkle, from palē fine meal


First Known Use: 1944


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