selenology

noun

sel·​e·​nol·​o·​gy ˌse-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce selenology (audio)
: a branch of astronomy that deals with the moon
selenological
ˌse-lə-nō-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce selenology (audio)
sə-ˌlē-nə-ˈlä-
adjective
selenologist noun

Examples of selenology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study of the moon is selenology, thanks to the Greek goddess Selene; her Roman counterpart was Luna. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of selenology was in 1821

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“Selenology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selenology. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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