palynology


pal·y·nol·o·gy

noun \ˌpa-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of PALYNOLOGY

:  a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores
pal·y·no·log·i·cal \-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also pal·y·no·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
pal·y·no·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pal·y·nol·o·gist \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of PALYNOLOGY

Greek palynein to sprinkle, from palē fine meal
First Known Use: 1944

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