mycology

noun
my·​col·​o·​gy | \ mī-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce mycology (audio) \

Definition of mycology

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

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Other Words from mycology

mycological \ ˌmī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce mycological (audio) \ adjective
mycologically \ ˌmī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mycologically (audio) \ adverb
mycologist \ mī-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce mycologist (audio) \ noun

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There are other resources available locally, like the mycology department at the UW currently under the leadership of Dr. Joe Ammirati. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "‘Just the thought of it made my heart speed up a little’: The best comments this week on seattletimes.com," 31 May 2019 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet, born on this day in 1838, devoted a large chunk of his life to mycology–the study of fungus. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "How One Mycologist Saved France’s Wine (Among Other Things)," 13 Dec. 2017 Pieces from Joynoëlle’s 2017 collection, Fungi: Beauty from Decay, explores the world of mycology and nature’s ability to create new life from decomposition. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Spring fashion: Are you ready, Minnesota??," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of mycology

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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).

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mycology

noun
my·​col·​o·​gy | \ mī-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce mycology (audio) \
plural mycologies

Medical Definition of mycology

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

Other Words from mycology

mycological \ ˌmī-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce mycological (audio) \ adjective
mycologist \ mī-​ˈkäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce mycologist (audio) \ noun

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