from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of bryophytes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of mosses, their structure, affinities, classification, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That part of botany which relates to mosses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The study of bryophytes (non-vascular plants including mosses and liverworts).


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bryo- + -logy


  • Ptyxis Ecology: John and Clare O'Reilly have training in ecology, botany, bryology, and molecular biology.



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  • The study of mosses and worts.

    March 6, 2007

  • JM can't cope with the hurley burley of bryology

    January 9, 2010