philematology

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1902. Probably formed in English from the Ancient Greek φῐ́λημᾰ (phílēma, a kiss) suffixed with the English -logy, but compare the New Latin philēmatologiā, recorded in 1659, written as Greek (φιληματολογία).

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philematology (uncountable)

  1. The scientific study of kissing.

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