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The branch of meteorology that deals with clouds.

[Greek nephos, cloud; see nebh- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

neph′o·log′i·cal (nĕf′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Physical Geography) the study of clouds
nephological, nephologic adj
neˈphologist n


the branch of meteorology that studies clouds. — nephologic, nephological, adj. — nephologist, n.
See also: Clouds
the scientific study of clouds. — nephologist, n.
See also: Weather
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Noun1.nephology - the branch of meteorology that studies clouds and cloud formation
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
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