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The study of bryophytes.

bry′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
bry·ol′o·gist n.


(Botany) the branch of botany concerned with the study of bryophytes
bryological adj
bryˈologist n


(braɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of botany dealing with bryophytes.
bry`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
bry•ol′o•gist, n.


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.
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SSPRS has also offered short courses in field botany, bryology (moss biology) and mycology (fungus biology) of the Adirondacks to students and professionals alike.
The book's protagonist is Alma Whittaker, the homely, overeducated daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia plant trader who spends most of her life practicing bryology on her father's estate before embarking, at 51, on a journey to unlock the mysteries of evolution.
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.
The history and progress of Philippine bryology were reviewed and summarized by Tan (1992) who discussed in detail the floristic composition and affinity of the archipelagic moss flora (see also Tan 1984).
Gignac, "Distribution of Sphagnum Species, Communities and Habitats in Relation to Climate," Advances in Bryology 5 (1993): 187.
She also taught bryology and plant systematics at the University of Michigan Biological Station (1947-1949, 1951-1953).