li·​chen·​ol·​o·​gy ˌlī-kə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce lichenology (audio)
 British also  ˌli-chə-
: the study of lichens
ˌlī-kə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce lichenology (audio)
 British also  ˌli-chə-
ˌlī-kə-ˈnä-lə-jist How to pronounce lichenology (audio)
 British also  ˌli-chə-

Examples of lichenology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That work paid off with a major advance: a July 2016 cover story in Science that rocked the ossified world of lichenology. Erica Gies, Scientific American, 1 June 2017

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First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lichenology was in 1855

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“Lichenology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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