bryology

noun
bry·​ol·​o·​gy | \ brī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce bryology (audio) \

Definition of bryology

1 : moss life or biology
2 : a branch of botany that deals with the bryophytes

Other Words from bryology

bryological \ brī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce bryology (audio) \ adjective
bryologist \ brī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce bryology (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of bryology

circa 1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bryology

Greek bryon moss (akin to Greek bryein to grow luxuriantly) + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy

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“Bryology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bryology. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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