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The branch of botany that deals with algae. Also called algology.

phy′co·log′i·cal (fī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phy·col′o·gist n.


(Biology) the study of algae
phycological adj
phyˈcologist n


(faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of botany dealing with algae.
phy`co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
phy•col′o•gist, n.


algology. — phycologist, n.
See also: Botany
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phycology - the branch of botany that studies algae
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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