noun bry·ol·o·gy \brī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of bryology

  1. 1 :  moss life or biology

  2. 2 :  a branch of botany that deals with the bryophytes


play \brī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective


play \brī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of bryology

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

First Known Use: circa 1848

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