pteridology
noun Date: 1855 the study of ferns • pteridological adjectivepteridologist noun

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  • Pteridology — Pter i*dol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a fern + logy.] That department of botany which treats of ferns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pteridology — [ter΄i däl′ə jē] n. [< Gr pteris (gen. pteridos), fern (akin to pteron, FEATHER: from the featherlike shape) + LOGY] the branch of botany dealing with ferns pteridological [ter΄idō läj′i kəl] adj. pteridologist n …   English World dictionary

  • pteridology — pteridological /ter i dl oj i keuhl/, adj. pteridologist, n. /ter i dol euh jee/, n. the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants, as the horsetails and club mosses. [1850 55; PTERIDO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pteridology — noun The scientific study of ferns and other pteridophytes. See Also: pteridologist, Pteridophyta, pteridophyte …   Wiktionary

  • pteridology — study of ferns Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pteridology — [ˌtɛrɪ dɒlədʒi] noun the study of ferns and related plants. Derivatives pteridological adjective pteridologist noun Origin C19: from Gk pteris, pterid fern + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • pteridology — pter·i·dol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • pteridology — pter•i•dol•o•gy [[t]ˌtɛr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. bot the branch of botany dealing with ferns and related plants pter i•do•log′i•cal dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pteridology — The study of ferns …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • pteridology — /tɛrəˈdɒlədʒi/ (say teruh doluhjee) noun the branch of botany that deals with ferns. {pterido (combining form representing Greek pteris fern) + logy} –pteridological /tɛrədoʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say teruhdoh lojikuhl), adjective –pteridologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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