- 1The scientific study of the physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification, and economic importance of plants.More example sentences
- Modelling of plant growth and architecture relies on biological assumptions borrowed from botany and crop physiology.
- Linnean tradition classified them as plants properly studied in botany.
- During his tenure at Western, Gary taught courses in principles of biology, protistology, general botany, plant morphology, and freshwater algae.
- 1.1The plant life of a particular region, habitat, or geological period: the botany of North AmericaMore example sentences
- He knows the geology and botany, can describe all that creeps and crawls, bounds and flies and, above all, is able and willing to share his enthusiasms.
- Well, you can imagine any mad botany or geology you please.
- First they're introduced to the internal structures and geometries of the desert geology and botany.
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- If nobody but botanists and biologists cared about the fate of Britain's butterflies and plants, there might be more merit to such a headline-grabbing approach.
- In our day, botanists and ecologists have done much to raise our awareness of the importance of biodiversity.
- We had been told it couldn't be done, but last month the botanists and plant conservationists of Europe proved the sceptics wrong and pulled off an amazing feat.
late 17th century: from earlier botanic (from French botanique, based on Greek botanikos, from botanē 'plant') + -y3.
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