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

  • n. The scientific study of spores and pollen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The scientific study of spores, pollen and particulate organic matter in rocks.

Etymologies

Greek palunein, to sprinkle + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek παλύνω (palúnō, "I sprinkle, scatter"), from πάλη (pálē, "fine meal, dust") and -logy. (Wiktionary)

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  • Be calm and please give me your trust:
    While, true, it's a pest-laden gust,
    Palynology's not
    The horror you thought,
    But knowledge of organic dust.

    September 2, 2015