List of sciences ending in -logy

The sciences in the following list have names formed with the suffix "-logy". Words ending in "-logy" which are not sciences can be found in the list of non-sciences ending in -logy.

A

*Acarology, the study of ticks and mites
*Actinobiology, the study of the effects of radiation upon living organismsFact|date=September 2008
*Actinology, the study of the effect of light on chemicalsFact|date=September 2008
*Aerobiology, a branch of biology that studies organic particles, such as bacteria, fungal spores, very small insects and pollen, which are passively transported by the air
*Aerology, the study of the atmosphere
*Aetiology, the medical study of the causation of disease
*Agnoiology, the study of things of which we are by nature ignorant, or of things which cannot be known
*Agrobiology, the study of plant nutrition and growth in relation to soil conditionsFact|date=September 2008
*Agrology, the branch of soil science dealing with the production of crops. Synonymous with agricultural science in Canada.
*Agrostology, the study of grasses
*Algology, the study of algae
*Allergology, the study of the causes and treatment of allergies; a branch of medicine
*Andrology, the study of male health and disease
*Anesthesiology, the study of anesthesia and anesthetics; a branch of medicine
*Angelology, the study of angels
*Angiology, the study of the anatomy of blood and lymph vascular systems
*Anthropology, the study of humans
*Apiology, the study of bees (apiaries)
*Arachnology, the study of spiders and their kind
*Archaeology, the study of past cultures through the analysis of material remains
*Archaeozoology, the study of relationships between humans and animals over time through examination of animal remains at archaeological sites (also see Zooarchaeology)
*Areology, the study of Mars
*Assyriology, the study of the Assyrians
*Astacology, the study of crawfish
*Asteroseismology, the study of the internal structures of stars as revealed by their oscillations (see also Helioseismology)
*Astrobiology, the study of origin of life
*Astrogeology, the study of geology of celestial bodies (e.g., planets, asteroids, comets)
*Astrology, the study of the purported influence(s) of celestial bodies on earthly affairs
*Astrometeorology, the use of astrology to forecast the weather
*Atmology, the study of the laws and phenomena of aqueous vaporsFact|date=September 2008
*Audiology, the study of hearing; a branch of medicine
*Autecology, the study of the ecology of any individual species
*Auxology, the study of human growth
*Axiology, the study of the nature of values and value judgements

B

*Bacteriology, the study of bacteria and germs
*Balneology, the science of the therapeutic use of baths
*Barology, the study of gravitationFact|date=September 2008
*Batology, the study of bramblesFact|date=September 2008
*Bibliology, the study of books
*Bioecology, the study of interaction of life in the environment
*Biology, the study of life
*Bromatology, the study of food
*Brontology, the scientific study of thunderFact|date=September 2008

C

*Campanology, the study and the art of bell ringing
*Cardiology, the study of the heart
*Cariology, the study of cells
*Cereology, the study of crop circles
*Cetology, the study of cetaceans - whales, dolphins, and porpoises
*Characterology, the study of character
*Chorology, the study of the relationship of biological or other phenomena to their locations
*Christology, a field of study within Christian theology which is concerned with the nature of Jesus the Christ
*Chronology the study of things in order of time or the study of time
*Climatology, the study of the climate
*Codicology, the study of the preparation of books and manuscripts (ink, paper, vellum etc)
*Coleopterology, the study of beetles
*Conchology, the study of shells and of molluscs
*Coniology, the study of dust in the atmosphere and its effects on plants and animals, also spelled "koniology"
*Contrology, a neologism for the Pilates method, a system of physical exercise
*Cosmetology, the study of cosmetics and their use
*Cosmology, the study of the cosmos or our place in it
*Craniology, the study of the characteristics of the skull
*Criminology, the scientific study of crime
*Cryology, the study of very low temperatures and related phenomenaFact|date=September 2008
*Cryptology, the study of how to encrypt and decrypt secret messages
*Cryptozoology, the study of animals that may or may not be mythical
*Cynology, the study of dogs
*Cytology, the study of cells
*Cytomorphology, the study of the structure of cellsFact|date=September 2008
*Cytopathology, the branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level

D

*Deltiology, the study of, but more often the collecting of, picture postcards
*Demonology, the study of demons
*Dendrochronology, the study of the age of trees and the records in their rings
*Dendrology, the study of trees
*Deontology, in ethics, the study of duty
*Dermatology, the field of medicine that deals with the skin
*Dermatopathology, the field of dermatological anatomical pathology
*Desmology, the study of ligaments
*Diabetology, the study of diabetes mellitus
*Dialectology, the study of dialects
*Dipterology, the study of flies

E

*Ecchinology, the study of cheesesFact|date=September 2008
*Ecclesiology, the study of Church architecture and decoration, or separately the study of the Christian Church [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ecclesiology "ecclesiology." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. retrieved 02 Oct. 2008.] ]
*Eccrinology, the study of glands' excretions and secretions [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=eccrinology "eccrinology." Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.7). Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. retrieved 02 Oct. 2008.] ]
*echinology, the study of echinoderms ["Webster's Third New International Dictionary: unabridged"] [ [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/echinology The free dictionary, retrieved 02 Oct. 2008.] ]
*Ecogeomorphology, or biogeomorphology, the study of interactions between organisms and geomorphological processes
*Ecohydrology, the study of interactions among organisms and the water cycle
*Ecology, the study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment. Sometimes spelled "œcology"
*Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be utilized for economic and/or industrial purposes.
*Ecophysiology, the study of the interrelationship between an organism's physical functioning and its environment
*Edaphology, a branch of soil science that studies the influence of soil on life.
*Egyptology, the study of the ancient Egyptians
*Electrophysiology, the study of the relationship between electric phenomena and bodily processes
*Embryology, the study of embryos
*Emetology, the study or knowledge of emetics [cite book|title=The Cassell Concise English Dictionary|publisher=Cassell Publishers Ltd.|location=London|pages=430]
*Endocrinology, the study of internal secretory glands
*Enigmatology, the study of puzzles
*Enology (or Oenology), the study of wine and winemaking
*Entomology, the study of insects
*Enzymology, the study of enzymes
*Epidemiology, the study of the origin and spread of diseases
*Epistemology, the study of the nature and origins of knowledge
*Escapology, the practice of escaping from restraints or other traps.
*Eschatology, a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of mankind
*Ethnology, the study of race
*Ethnomusicology, the study of music in society, usually non-western music
*Ethology, the study of animal behaviour
*Etiology, same as Aetiology
*Etymology, the study of word origins
*Evolutionary biology, the study of the process of biological evolution
*Evolutionary psychology, the study of the process of (usually) human psychological evolution
*Exobiology, the study of life in outer space
*Exogeology, the study of geology of celestial bodies (e.g., planets, asteroids, comets)

F

*Felinology, the study of cats
*Ferroequinology, the study of railways, particularly locomotives.
*Fetology, the study of the fetus, especially when within the uterus. Sometimes spelled foetology
*Formicology, the study of ants
*Fungology, see mycology
*Futurology, the study of the future

G

*Garbology, the study of refuse and trash
*Gastrology or Gastroenterology, the study of diseases of stomach and intestines
*Gemmology or Gemology, the study of gemstones and ornamental materials
*Genealogy (commonly misspelled and mispronounced as "geneology"), the study of relationships within families particularly with a view to constructing family trees
*Genecology, the study of genetic differences in relation to the environmentFact|date=September 2008
*Geobiology, the study of the biosphere and its relations to the lithosphere and atmosphere
*Geochronology, the study of the age of the Earth
*Geology, the study of the Earth
*Geomorphology, the study of present-day landforms, traditionally on Earth but with increasing frequency on nearby planetary objects
*Gerontology, the study of old age
*Glaciology, the study of glaciers
*Grammatology, the study of writing systems. Also the study of deconstructive literary criticism, popularized in the 1960s by Jacques Derrida
*Graphology, the study of handwriting for the purpose of analysing the character of the writer
*Grossology ("fictional", book title), the study of gross and disgusting things
*Gyn(a)ecology, the study of medicine relating to women, or of women in general

H

*H(a)ematology, the study of blood
*Heliology, the study of the sun
*Helioseismology, the study of vibrations and oscillations in the sun
*Helminthology, the study of parasitic worms. See Vermeology
*Hepatology, the study of the liver; a branch of medicine
*Herbology, the study of the therapeutic use of plants
*Herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians
*Heteroptology, the study of true bugsFact|date=September 2008
*Hieroglyphology, Egyptian hieroglyphics, an ancient writing system
*Hierographology, the study of sacred texts
*Hierology, a more inclusive term for theology
*Hippology, study of horses
*Histology, the study of living tissues
*Histopathology, the study of the (microscopic) structure of diseased tissues
*Historiology, the study of the writings and practices of historiansFact|date=September 2008
*Horology, the study of making timepieces, measuring time and timekeeping (also the study of time)
*Hydrogeology, the study of underground water
*Hydrology, the study of water
*Hypnology, the study of sleep (also: somnology)

I

*Ichnology, the study of fossil footprints, tracks, and burrows
*Ichthyology, the study of fish
*Ideology, the study of ideas throughout society both socially,politically,historically and literary
*Immunology, the study of the immune system
*Indology, the study of the history, languages, and cultures of the Indian subcontinent
*Iranology, the study of history, literature, art and culture of Iran (Persia)
*Islamology, the study of the Islam

J

*Japanology, the study of Japanese people

K

*Karyology, the study of karyotypes (a branch of cytology)
*Killology, the study of human beings killing other human beings (Grossman's theory)
*Kinesiology, the study of movement in relation to human anatomy
*Kremlinology, the study of the Soviet Union
*Kymatology, the study of waves or wave motions

L

*Laryngology, the study of the larynx, or voice box; a branch of medicine
*Lepidopterology, the study of butterflies and moths
*Lexicology, the study of the signification and application of words
*Limnology, the study of fresh water environments, particularly lakes
*Lithology, the study of rocks
*Ludology, the study of video games
*Lymphology, the study of the lymph system and glands

M

*Malacology, the study of mollusks
*Mammalogy, the study of mammals
*Mereology, a branch of logic focusing on the study of part-whole relationships
*Meteorology, the study of weather
*Methodology, (properly) the study of methods
*Metrology, the study of measurement
*Microbiology, the study of micro-organisms
*Micrology, the science of preparing and handling microscopic objects for studyFact|date=September 2008
*Mineralogy, the study of minerals
*Missiology, the study of missions and missionary work
*Mixology, the study or skill of preparing mixed drinks
*Molinology, the study of windmills, watermills and animal engines
*Morphology, the study of forms that is used in several other fields (biology, linguistics, astronomy, etc.)
*Museology, the study of museum management
*Musicology, the study of music
*Mycology, the study of fungi
*Myology the scientific study of muscles
*Myrmecology, the study of ants
*Mythology, the study of myths

N

*Nanotechnology, the study and design of machines at the molecular level
*Nanotribology, the study of friction on a very small (atomic) scale
*Nematology, the study of nematodes
*Neonatology, the study of diseases and the care of newborn infants; a branch of pediatrics/paediatrics
*Nephology, the study of clouds
*Nephrology, the study of the kidneys and their diseases, a branch of medicine
*Neurology, the study of nerves
*Neuropathology, the study of neural diseases
*Neurophysiology, the study of the functions of the nervous system
*Nosology, the study of disease classification
*Numerology, the study of numbers (often in a non-mathematical sense)
*Nutriology, the study of nutritionFact|date=September 2008

O

*Oceanology, the study of oceans
*Odonatology, the study of dragonflies and damselfliesFact|date=September 2008
*Odontology, the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth
*Oenology, the study of wine
*Omnology, the study of everything
*Oncology, the study of cancer
*Oneirology, the study of dreams
*Onomatology, the study of proper names
*Ontology, the study of existence
*Oology, the study of eggs
*Ophthalmology, the study of the eyes
*Organology, the study of musical instruments (not just organs); alternatively, the study of anatomical organs
*Ornithology, the study of birds
*Orology, the study of mountains and their mapping
*Orthopterology, the study of grasshoppers and crickets
*Osteology, the study of bones
*Otolaryngology, the study of the ear and throat; a branch of medicine
*Otology, the study of the structure, function, and pathology of the ear
*Otorhinolaryngology, the study of the ear, nose and throat; a branch of medicine

P

*Paleoanthropology, the study of prehistoric people and human origins
*Paleobiology, the study of prehistoric life
*Paleoclimatology, the study of prehistoric climates
*Paleoecology, the study of prehistoric environments by analyzing fossils and rock strata
*Paleontology, the study of fossils of ancient life
*Paleophytology (see "paleobotany"), the study of ancient multicelled plants
*Paleozoology, the study of prehistoric metazoans (i.e., multicellular animals)
*Palynology, the study of pollen
*Parapsychology, the study of paranormal or psychic phenomenon that defy conventional scientific explanations
*Parasitology, the study of parasites
*Pathology, the study of illness
*Pedology (soil study), one of two main branches of soil science
*Pedology (children study), the study of children's behavior and development
*Penology, the study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
*Personology, a variant of physiognomy
*Petrology, the study of rocks and the conditions by which they form
*Pharmacology, the study of drugs
*Phenology, the study of periodic biological phenomena such as flowering, migration, breeding, etc.
*Phenomenology, the study and science of phenomena as distinct from the science of actual existence or being; also a movement founded by Husserl which studies conscious experience without its metaphysical concerns
*Philology, the study of a language together with its literature
*Phlebology, a branch of medicine that deals with the venous system
*Phonology, the study of vocal sounds
*Phrenology, the derivation of a persons character traits, by studying the shape of their skull
*Phycology, the study of algae
*Physiology, the study of mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms
*Phytology, the study of plants; botany
*Phytopathology ("Plant pathology"), the study of plant diseases
*Phytosociology, the study of the ecology of plant communities
*Piphilology, the mnemonic practice of writing sentences such that the numbers of letters in the words correspond to the consecutive digits of pi
*Planetology, the study of planets and solar systems; more commonly called Planetary science
*Planktology, the study of plankton
*Pneumology, a synonym of Pulmonology
*Pomology, the scientific study and cultivation of fruits
*Posology, the study of drug dosage
*Primatology, the study of primates
*Proctology, the study of the hind regions (rectum, anus, colon and pelvic floor) of the body
*Psephology, the study, especially statistical, of elections
*Psychobiology, the study and psychology of organisms with regard to their functions and structures
*Psychology, the study of mental processes in living creatures
*Psychopathology, the study of the mental processes within mental illness or disorders
*Psychopharmacology, the study of psychotropic or psychiatric drugs
*Psychophysiology, the study of the physiological bases of psychological processes
*Pulmonology, the specialty in medicine that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract

R

*Radiology, the study of rays, usually ionising radiation
*Redology, the study of the classical Chinese literary masterpiece "Dream of the Red Chamber"
*Reflexology, originally the study of reflexes or of reflex responses; but see also non-study list
*Rheology, the study of flow
*Rheumatology, the study of rheumatic diseases, a branch of medicine
*Rhinology, the study of the nose and its diseases
*Ripperology, the study of Jack the Ripper and the crimes associated with him

*Sarcology, a subsection of anatomy that studies the soft parts. It includes myology, angiology, neurology, and splanchnologyFact|date=September 2008
*Scatology, the study of feces
*Scientology, the applied study of science created by American writer L. Ron Hubbard
*Sedimentology, a branch of geology that studies sediments
*Seismology, the study of earthquakes
*Selenology, the study of the moon
*Semiology, the study of signs
*Semitology, the study of Semitic cultures
*Serology, the study of blood serum
*Serpentology, the study of snakesFact|date=September 2008
*Sexology, the study of sex
*Sindonology, the study of the Shroud of Turin
*Sinology, the study of China
*Sitiology, dietetics, the study of diet. Also, a treatise on diet. Also spelled "sitology"
*Sociobiology, the study of the effect of evolution on ethology
*Sociology, the study of society
*Somatology, study of human characteristics
*Somnology, the study of sleep, also: hypnology
*Soteriology the study of the doctrine of salvation, especially as related to Christianity
*Sovietology, the study of communist Soviet Union
*Speleology, the study or exploration of caves
*Splanchnology, the study of the visceraFact|date=September 2008
*Sporalogy, a parody of astrology
*Stemmatology, a discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts
*Stomatology, the estudy of the mouth and its diseases
*Sumerology, the study of the Sumerians.
*Symbology, the study and interpretation of symbols, or a set of symbols. Also used for types of barcodes
*Symptomatology, the study of symptomsFact|date=September 2008
*Synecology, the study of the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms
*Syphilology, the study of syphilis

T

*Taxology, a synonym for taxonomy
*Technology, the study of the practical arts (but see above)
*Teleology, the study of ends or final causes
*Teratology, the study of wonders, or monsters
*Terminology, the usage and study of terms.
*Thanatology, the study of physical, psychological and social problems associated with dying.
*Theology, the study of God or gods
*Thermology, the study of heat.
*Tibetology, the study of Tibet
*Tocology, the study of childbirth, sometimes spelled "tokology"
*Tonology, the study of intonation in speech
*Topology, the mathematical study of closeness and connectedness
*Toxicology, the study of poisons
*Traumatology, the study of wounds and injuries caused by accidents or assaults and their surgical treatment and repair; a branch of medicine
*Tribology, the study of friction and lubrication
*Trichology, the study of hair and the scalp
*Typology, the study of classification

U

*Ufology, the study of Unidentified flying object (UFO) phenomena
*Universology, the science of the universe, and the relations which it involves
*Unology, the science and study of unity in all of its formsFact|date=September 2008
*Uranology, the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a wholeFact|date=September 2008
*Urbanology, the study of urban problems, especially as a social scienceFact|date=September 2008
*Urology, the study and treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract, a branch of medicine. Sometimes spelled "ourology"
*Uroradiology, examination of the urinary tract by radiological techniquesFact|date=September 2008

V

*Vaccinology, the study of vaccines
*Velology, the study of motor vehicle tax discs. [http://www.velology.com/ The Velologist] ]
*Venereology, the study of venereal diseases
*Vexillology, the study of flags
*Victimology, the study of victims of crime, often applied to characterizing the criminal
*Virology, the study of viruses
*Volcanology (also spelled "vulcanology"), the study of volcanoes and related phenomena (traps)

X

*Xenobiology, the study of non-terrestrial life
*Xylology, the study of wood

Z

*Zooarchaeology, the study and analysis of animal remains at archaeological sites to reconstruct relationships between people, animals, and their environment (also see Archaeozoology)
*Zoology, the study of animals
*Zoopathology ("Animal pathology"), the study of animal diseases
*Zoopsychology, the study of mental processes in animalsFact|date=September 2008
*Zymology, the study of fermentation

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