Bryology - definition of bryology by The Free Dictionary
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The study of bryophytes.
bry′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
(Botany) the branch of botany concerned with the study of bryophytes
bry•ol•o•gy (braɪˈɒl ə dʒi)
the branch of botany dealing with bryophytes.
bry`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
the branch of botany that studies mosses and liverworts. — bryologist, n.See also: Botany
A branch of botany that deals with bryophytes, ie mosses and other plants that reproduce by spores.
References in periodicals archive
Wilfred Schofield, former professor of bryology
and plant geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC; Harpel, Bryologist 112:257-267.
A recent volume of Advances in Bryology
(Miller, 1993) is dedicated to the biology of these remarkable organisms.
Although the book's coverage assimilates selected materials from the more comprehensive tome Bryophyte Biology edited by Goffinet and Shaw (Cited in IB), Introduction to Bryophytes can stand alone and is suitable for beginning students of bryology
with an introductory background in botany.