mycology

noun my·col·o·gy \ mī-ˈkä-lə-jē \

Definition of mycology

1 : a branch of biology dealing with fungi
2 : fungal life

mycological

play \ˌmī-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

mycologically

play \ˌmī-kə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

mycologist

play \mī-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of mycology

borrowed from New Latin mycologia, from myco- myco- + -logia -logy
Note: New Latin mycologia was popularized, if not introduced, in the title of a description of European fungi by the South African-born mycologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (Mycologia Europaea, Erlangen, 1822-28).


Medical Dictionary

mycology

noun my·col·o·gy \ mī-ˈkäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of mycology

plural mycologies
1 : a branch of biology dealing with fungi
2 : fungal life

mycological

play \ˌmī-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

mycologist

play \mī-ˈkäl-ə-jəst\ noun

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