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Jun 1, 2011This week's theme
Words made with combining forms
This week's words
Macrocystis integrifolia - giant bladder kelp
Photo: Carol van Maarth
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: The branch of botany dealing with algae. Also known as algology.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek phyco- (seaweed) + -logy (study). First recorded use: 1847.
USAGE:"Sandra Lindstrom does independent research and consulting, identifying seaweeds for environmental surveys. At the University of British Columbia she got her PhD in botany with a specialty in phycology."
Jonathan Grass; Juneau Researchers Publish Book on Seaweeds; Juneau Empire (Alaska); Oct 18, 2010.
See more usage examples of phycology in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)
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