sel·​e·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌse-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce selenology (audio) \

Definition of selenology

: a branch of astronomy that deals with the moon

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Other Words from selenology

selenological \ ˌse-​lə-​nō-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce selenological (audio) , sə-​ˌlē-​nə-​ˈlä-​ \ adjective
selenologist \ ˌse-​lə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce selenologist (audio) \ noun

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The study of the moon is selenology, thanks to the Greek goddess Selene; her Roman counterpart was Luna. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, "Earth's Moon: The Basics of its Origin, Evolution and Exploration," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of selenology

1821, in the meaning defined above

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