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The study of bryophytes.

bry′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
bry·ol′o·gist n.
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(Botany) the branch of botany concerned with the study of bryophytes
bryological adj
bryˈologist n
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(braɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of botany dealing with bryophytes.
bry`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
bry•ol′o•gist, n.
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the branch of botany that studies mosses and liverworts. — bryologist, n.
See also: Botany
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A branch of botany that deals with bryophytes, ie mosses and other plants that reproduce by spores.
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More than 500 varieties can be observed in the Yatsugatake mountain range alone, according to Masanobu Higuchi, Japan's leading bryology expert, and the hike's leader.
In recent years, traditional systematic schemes in bryology were subjected to a harsh review.
Introduction to Bryology. MacMillan Publishing Company, New York, New York.
New frontiers in bryology. Dordretch Kluwer Academic Publishers.
SSPRS has also offered short courses in field botany, bryology (moss biology) and mycology (fungus biology) of the Adirondacks to students and professionals alike.
Hedderson, "Phylogenetic relationships within the moss family Bryaceae based on chloroplast DNA evidence," Journal of Bryology, vol.
Olarinmoye, "Ecology of epiphyllous liverworts: growth in three natural habitats in Western Nigeria," Journal of Bryology, vol.
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.