Definition of mycology in English:

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mycology

Pronunciation: /mīˈkäləjē/

noun

The scientific study of fungi.
Example sentences
  • My undergraduate degree was in general biology with a focus on mycology - study of fungi.
  • I was also in contact with a professor of microbiology and mycology in Copenhagen who was researching this issue.
  • Sadly, the resemblance ends there, or mycology would be considerably more popular than it is.

Derivatives

mycological

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkəˈläjək(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Eight volumes of botanical drawings went to Paris, and two mycological albums to Kew.
  • Because the positivity rates from mycological microscopy examination vary, three months' treatment with oral griseofulvin is indicated once a confident clinical diagnosis is made.
  • However, from the mycological standpoint, antibiotics are considered mycotoxins since they too are generated by mold to ward off microorganisms.

mycologically

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkəˈläjik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • This assumes that all cats were mycologically cured and that the environment was decontaminated.
  • These patients were examined clinically and mycologically at a follow up visit 8 weeks later for any relapse.
  • Three patients developed suspected oral candidosis but none was mycologically proven and no treatment was given.

mycologist

Pronunciation: /-jist/
noun
Example sentences
  • The mycologists, fungi experts, have virtually seceded from the plant kingdom and made their own rules.
  • There's a variety of mushrooms and other fungi about too, for the budding amateur mycologist.
  • Written both for mycologists and medical laboratory technology students, the author has applied his extensive knowledge to help the inexperienced appreciate the details of structure.

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Syllabification: my·col·o·gy

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