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Definitions for phycology
faɪˈkɒl ə dʒiphy·col·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phycology, algologynoun

    the branch of botany that studies algae

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  1. phycologynoun

    The scientific study of algae.

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  1. Phycology

    Phycology (from Ancient Greek φῦκος (phûkos) 'seaweed', and -λογία (-logía) 'study of') is the scientific study of algae. Also known as algology, phycology is a branch of life science. Algae are important as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Most algae are eukaryotic, photosynthetic organisms that live in a wet environment. They are distinguished from the higher plants by a lack of true roots, stems or leaves. They do not produce flowers. Many species are single-celled and microscopic (including phytoplankton and other microalgae); many others are multicellular to one degree or another, some of these growing to large size (for example, seaweeds such as kelp and Sargassum). Phycology includes the study of prokaryotic forms known as blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. A number of microscopic algae also occur as symbionts in lichens. Phycologists typically focus on either freshwater or ocean algae, and further within those areas, either diatoms or soft algae.

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  1. phycology

    Phycology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of algae. This includes research on their biological structure, species variability, distribution, life cycles, and economic importance, among other areas of interest. Algae are primarily aquatic plants that conduct photosynthesis, such as seaweed and single-celled organisms, which forms a significant part of phycology’s focus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phycologynoun

    the science of algae, or seaweeds; algology

  2. Etymology: [Gr. fy^kos seaweed + -logy.]

Wikidata

  1. Phycology

    Phycology is the scientific study of algae. Phycology is a branch of life science and often is regarded as a subdiscipline of botany. Algae are important plants as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Most algae are eukaryotic, photosynthetic organisms that live in a wet environment. They are distinguished from the higher plants by a lack of true roots, stems or leaves. Many species are single-celled and microscopic; many others are multicellular to one degree or another, some of these growing to large size. Phycology includes the study of prokaryotic forms known as blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. A number of microscopic algae also occur as symbionts in lichens. A phycologist is a person who studies algae as described above.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phycology

    fī-kol′ō-ji, n. the knowledge of algæ or sea-weeds.—n. Phycog′raphy, systematic description of algae.—adj. Phycolog′ic.—n. Phycol′ogist.

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    The numerical value of phycology in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phycology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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