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phenology

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noun phe·nol·o·gy \fi-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of phenology

  1. 1 :  a branch of science dealing with the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena (as bird migration or plant flowering)

  2. 2 :  periodic biological phenomena that are correlated with climatic conditions

phenological play \ˌfē-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
phenologically play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of phenology

phenomena + -logy


First Known Use: circa 1884


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