lichenology

noun
li·​chen·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌlī-kə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce lichenology (audio) , British also ˌli-chə- \

Definition of lichenology

: the study of lichens

Other Words from lichenology

lichenological \ ˌlī-​kə-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce lichenological (audio) , British also  ˌli-​chə-​ \ adjective
lichenologist \ ˌlī-​kə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce lichenologist (audio) , British also  ˌli-​chə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of lichenology

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Lichenology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lichenology. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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