The study of algae; algology.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Phycology — (from Greek gr. φύκος, phykos , seaweed ; and gr. λογία, logia ) or algology (from Latin la. alga , also seaweed ), a subdiscipline of botany, is the scientific study of algae. Algae are important as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Most… …   Wikipedia

  • Phycology — Phy*col o*gy, n. [Gr. ? seaweed + logy.] The science of alg[ae], or seaweeds; algology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phycology — 1847, from PHYCO (Cf. phyco ) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Phycological; phycologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • phycology — [fī käl′ə jē] n. [< Gr phykos, seaweed (see PHYCEAE) + LOGY] ALGOLOGY phycologist n …   English World dictionary

  • phycology — noun Date: circa 1847 the study or science of algae called also algology • phycological adjective • phycologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phycology — phycological /fuy keuh loj i keuhl/, adj. phycologist, n. /fuy kol euh jee/, n. the branch of botany dealing with algae. [1875 80; PHYCO + LOGY] * * * ▪ biology also called  algology        the study of algae, a large heterogeneous group o …   Universalium

  • phycology — noun The scientific study of algae. See Also: phycological, phycologist …   Wiktionary

  • phycology — phy·col·o·gy jē n, pl gies the study or science of algae phy·co·log·i·cal .fī kə läj i kəl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • phycology — study of algae and seaweeds Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • phycology — phy·col·o·gy || faɪ kÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / kÉ’ n. algology, branch of botany that concentrates on the study of algae …   English contemporary dictionary

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