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pal·y·nol·o·gy

 (păl′ə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of pollen and spores, often ones that are fossilized.

[Greek palunein, to sprinkle + -logy.]

pal′y·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), pal′y·no·log′ic adj.
pal′y·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pal′y·nol′o·gist n.
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palynology

(ˌpælɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Botany) the study of living and fossil pollen grains and plant spores
[C20: from Greek palunein to scatter + -logy]
palynological, palynologic adj
palynologically adv
ˌpalyˈnologist n
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palynology

the science that studies live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and other microscopic plant structures. — polynologist, n.polynological, adj.
See also: Biology
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palynology

The study of pollen and spores.
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