A New to Me -ology

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A New to Me -ology

Postby Slava » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Palynology - the study of pollens and spores. The word that led me to this was melissopalynology - the study of the pollen in honey to trace its origins.

Not to be confused with palinology - the study of Sarah. :twisted:

Doubting that this would make the cut for a GWotD, I'm putting it down here. :D
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Re: A New to Me -ology

Postby gailr » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:31 pm

How about paleoynology -- the study of long extinct pollens and spores? :wink:

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Re: A New to Me -ology

Postby Slava » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:58 pm

How about paleoynology -- the study of long extinct pollens and spores? :wink:
Well, that would most likely be paleopalynology, which, I gather, is quite important to understanding ancient life. Those little spores and pollen that scientists are somehow able to find and study tell us a great deal about the ancient world.
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Re: A New to Me -ology

Postby brogine » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:53 pm

Anyone still out there? The OED lists 760 headwords ending in ‘ology’. Looking for the shortest, and thinking ‘oology’ would be a word - it is - I stumbled upon jes’ plain ‘ology’, yes, listed as a word, not just a suffix, albeit ‘colloquial’. Go know.


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