phenology


phe·nol·o·gy

noun \fi-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of PHENOLOGY

1
:  a branch of science dealing with the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena (as bird migration or plant flowering)
2
:  periodic biological phenomena that are correlated with climatic conditions
phe·no·log·i·cal \ˌfē-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
phe·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHENOLOGY

phenomena + -logy
First Known Use: circa 1884

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