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The study of ferns and other pteridophytes.

[Greek pteris, pterid-, fern (from pteron, feather, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

pter′i·do·log′i·cal (-də-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pter′i·dol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.pteridologist - an expert in the study of ferns
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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William Ralph Maxon (1877-1948), Smithsonian Institution pteridologist, was the author credited this treatment in the Flora.
This species is dedicated to Maria Teresa Murillo, Colombian Pteridologist, who is making important taxonomic contributions to her country.
This species is dedicated to Daniel Tejero Diez, Mexican Pteridologist of Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Sede Iztacala.