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The scientific study and cultivation of fruit.

[Latin pōmum, fruit + -logy.]

po′mo·log′i·cal (pō′mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
po′mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
po·mol′o·gist n.
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(Horticulture) the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit
[C19: from New Latin pōmologia, from Latin pōmum apple, fruit]
pomological adj
ˌpomoˈlogically adv
pomˈologist n
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(poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi)

the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.
[1810–20; < Latin pōmum fruit (compare pome) + -o- + -logy]
po`mo•log′i•cal (-məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
po•mol′o•gist, n.
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1. the branch of botany that studies the cultivation of fruit.
2. the science of growing, storing, and processing fruit. — pomologist, n.
See also: Botany
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The study of fruits and their cultivation.
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Noun1.pomology - the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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