noun Etymology: Greek palynein to sprinkle, from palē fine meal Date: 1944 a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores • palynological also palynologic adjectivepalynologically adverbpalynologist noun

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  • palynology — [pal΄i näl′ə jē] n. [< Gr palynein, to strew, sprinkle (< palē, fine meal, dust < IE base * pel , dust, meal > L pollen) + LOGY] the study of living or fossil plant spores and pollen palynological [pal΄ənə läj′i kəl] adj. palynologist …   English World dictionary

  • Palynology — cite journal author = Gray, J. year = 1985 title = The Microfossil Record of Early Land Plants: Advances in Understanding of Early Terrestrialization, 1970 1984 journal = Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B,… …   Wikipedia

  • palynology — palynological /pal euh nl oj i keuhl/, adj. palynologically, adv. palynologist, n. /pal euh nol euh jee/, n. the study of live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and similar plant structures. [1940 45; < Gk palýn(ein) to sprinkle, scatter (akin to …   Universalium

  • palynology — noun The scientific study of spores, pollen and particulate organic matter in rocks …   Wiktionary

  • palynology — study of pollen Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • palynology — [ˌpalɪ nɒlədʒi] noun the study of pollen grains and other spores, especially as found in archaeological or geological deposits. Derivatives palynological adjective palynologist noun Origin 1940s: from Gk palunein sprinkle + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • palynology —   Study of all aspects of pollen from extant and extinct plants …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • palynology — pal·y·nol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • palynology — /pæləˈnɒlədʒi/ (say paluh noluhjee) noun the systematic study of fossil pollen in peat deposits, the stratification of which provides information about past changes in the land flora. {20th century; from Greek palyn(ein) to scatter + o + logy}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palynology —   n. study of pollen and spores living and fossil …   Dictionary of difficult words

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