lichenology

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lichen +‎ -ology

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lichenology (uncountable)

  1. the scientific study of lichens
    • 1995 November 3, Jerry Sullivan, “Field & Street”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      You start out pulling a few weeds, and the next thing you know you're studying for finals in lichenology.
    • 2001 December 21, Paula T. DePriest, “ECOLOGY: Splendor of Humble Symbionts”, in Science[2], volume 294, number 5551, DOI:10.1126/science.1068383, pages 2485-2486:
      Now lichenology has a photo-illustrated guide that should not be overlooked--the long-awaited Lichens of North America.

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