phycology

noun
phy·​col·​o·​gy | \ fī-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce phycology (audio) \

Definition of phycology

: the study or science of algae

called also algology

Other Words from phycology

phycological \ ˌfī-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce phycological (audio) \ adjective
phycologist \ fī-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce phycologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of phycology

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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phycology

noun
phy·​col·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce phycology (audio) \
plural phycologies

Medical Definition of phycology

: the study or science of algae

Other Words from phycology

phycological \ ˌfī-​kə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce phycological (audio) \ adjective

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