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bryology

Line breaks: bry|ology
Pronunciation: /brʌɪˈɒlədʒi
 
/

Definition of bryology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The study of mosses and liverworts.
Example sentences
  • I'm teaching bryology within the general botany classes and two specialized courses ‘Bryophyte biology’ and ‘Field course of bryology’.
  • Leading bryologist W. B. Schofield gives a broad, international view of bryology that goes beyond a basic understanding of structure to present the bryophytes as a vital group of living plants.
  • The following references are key sources for entry into the primary scientific literature in the fields of bryology and lichenology.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek bruon 'moss' + -logy.

Derivatives

bryological

1
Pronunciation: /-əˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It fills a gap, certainly in the bryological literature, and highlights the relevance and importance of bryological research today.
  • You may also be interested in the Bryological Resources at the Missouri Botanical Garden, including a literature database, index of moss names, and bryological glossary.
  • Many other links to bryological sites can be found at the British Bryological Society's homepage and in the Open Directory under Anthocerotophyta, Bryophyta and Hepaticophyta

bryologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • A number of competent bryologists have visited the Loch an Eilein area over the years and searched Aspens without success, but few have ventured further afield.
  • Membership is open also for bryologists residing outside the Nordic region.
  • Annexed to the herbarium is the Brioteca Hispánica collection, with about 1,600 specimens, the result of an exchange of samples between Spanish bryologists.

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