American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of botany that deals with fungi.
- n. The fungi native to a region.
- n. The composition or characteristics of a particular fungus: the mycology of rusts and mildews.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of fungi, their structure, affinities, classification, etc. Also called fungology and mycetology.
- n. the study of fungi, in the wide sense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That branch of botanical science which relates to the mushrooms and other fungi.
- n. the branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases
- myco- + -ology (Wiktionary)
“Tom Volk, "the rock star of mycology . . . heavily tattooed, with earplugs and blue bangs," and is riveted by his lectures on how visible mushrooms are only the fruiting bodies of vast mycorrizal "root systems," crucial components of subterranean ecology.”
“Mushrooms frighten lots of people," says Lynne Boddy, professor of mycology at the University of Cardiff and president of the British Mycological Society.”
“Brennan Wenck is a graduate student in biology at San Francisco State University, specializing in mycology.”
“Miller: At the moment, I'm on lots of mycology sites on the Internet, trying to decide.”
“Bennett, S.C. Morphological evolution of the wing of pterosaurs: mycology and function. p127-141.”
“Her specialist area was mycology and plant pathology – very important in Australia.”
“Poetic Obituaries: John McLure's science interests ranged through archaeology, botany, biology, entomology, geology, mycology, ornithology and paleontology, with most of these reflected in his writings.”
“With academic credentials in botany and mycology best described as "sketchy," John Bowker Burning Bush Fungus, Encephalitozoon Elysium has often been forced to find employment outside the field as a systems engineer and writer of equally sketchy fiction.”
“I heated some chicken stock on the stove and then dumped the wild mushrooms in it to rehydrate, and as I did so I wondered how skilled my friend was at mycology.”
“I've always wanted to try truffles since I learned about them in my mycology class.”
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