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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.
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(Biology) the study of algae
phycological adj
phyˈcologist n
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(faɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of botany dealing with algae.
phy`co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
phy•col′o•gist, n.
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algology. — phycologist, n.
See also: Botany
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Noun1.phycology - the branch of botany that studies algae
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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Finally, further phycological studies are needed, not only in bromeliads, but also in other plants capable to form phytotelmata.
Some of the new subjects that the conference will address are the laws and legislations that are related to the practice and training of pediatricians, as well as their phycological and physical exhaustion.
v Park, kick-off And while Ridehalgh is not satisfied with where they are at the moment, he does admit being back in the play-off places gives them a phycological boost.
Marquez, "Amino acid composition, protein content and calculation of nitrogen-to-protein conversion factors for 19 tropical seaweeds," Phycological Research, vol.
The blockade on Qatar has left the families torn apart with great phycological pressure, many suffering stress and depression.
Para estos dos ultimos aspectos se realizo una adaptacion del "Phycological Sense of School Membership" (PSSM) de Goodenow (1993) utilizado posteriormente por Ros (2014) para analizar los factores que afectan al sentimiento de pertenencia como aspecto clave para evitar las altas tasas de abandono y fracaso escolar de los estudiantes.
Many other intrinsic factors are recognized: nutrition, genetic predisposition, phycological status, chronic diseases, infections and physiological and biochemical response of the individual to ischemia-reperfusion, among other factors (Bogie & Bader; Bouten et al., 2005; Henzel et al., 2011).
Tuji, "Observation of developmental processes in loosely attached diatom (Bacillariophyceae) communities," Phycological Research, vol.
vulgaris was obtained from the Canadian Phycological Culture Centre (CPCC, University of Waterloo, Canada).
Phycological biodiversity at the Natural Park Serra da Encina da Lastra (Ourense, Spain).