noun: The branch of botany dealing with algae. Also known as algology.
From Greek phyco- (seaweed) + -logy (study). First recorded use: 1847.
“Sandra Lindstrom does independent research and consulting, identifying seaweeds for environmental surveys. At the University of British Columbia she got her PhD in botany with a specialty in phycology.”
Jonathan Grass; Juneau Researchers Publish Book on Seaweeds; Juneau Empire (Alaska); Oct 18, 2010.
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