Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A branch of botany treating of algæ; phycology.

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  • noun (Bot.) The study or science of algæ or seaweeds.

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  • noun The branch of botany dealing with algae.
  • noun The medical treatment of pain as practiced in Greece and Turkey.

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  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[alg(a) + –logy.]

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From Latin alga

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From Ancient Greek άλγος (álgos, "algo-, pain") -λογία (-logía, "-logy, branch of study")

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  • A secondary meaning is "study of pain" (algos=pain).

    July 19, 2009