left out the spermatophytes! -- the four phyla of the Plant kingdom)


PRONUNCIATION: (bry-OL-uh-jee)

MEANING: noun: The branch of botany that deals with mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek bryo- (moss) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1863.

EBRYOLOGY - virtual genetic engineeering

BRIOLOGY - the study of vigor

BRYLOGY - the study of hair creem, or, My hair slickener is getting lazy

BERYOLOGY the study of gems, esp. those containing the metal with Atomic No. 4