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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The branch of botany that deals with mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
From Greek bryo- (moss) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1863.
“The book’s protagonist ... spends most of her life practicing bryology on her father’s estate.”
Maggie Caldwell; Gather No Moss; Mother Jones (San Francisco); Sep/Oct 2013.
See more usage examples of bryology in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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