bryology

noun

bry·​ol·​o·​gy brī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce bryology (audio)
1
: moss life or biology
2
: a branch of botany that deals with the bryophytes
bryological adjective
bryologist noun

Word History

Etymology

bryo- + -logy, after New Latin bryologia or German Bryologie

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bryology was circa 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Bryology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bryology. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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