Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of botany that deals with fungi.
  • n. The fungi native to a region.
  • n. The composition or characteristics of a particular fungus: the mycology of rusts and mildews.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the study of fungi, in the wide sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of botanical science which relates to the mushrooms and other fungi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of fungi, their structure, affinities, classification, etc. Also called fungology and mycetology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases

Etymologies

myco- + -ology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tom Volk, "the rock star of mycology . . . heavily tattooed, with earplugs and blue bangs," and is riveted by his lectures on how visible mushrooms are only the fruiting bodies of vast mycorrizal "root systems," crucial components of subterranean ecology.

    What's Magic About Mushrooms

  • "Mushrooms frighten lots of people," says Lynne Boddy, professor of mycology at the University of Cardiff and president of the British Mycological Society.

    Foraging in the New Forest

  • Brennan Wenck is a graduate student in biology at San Francisco State University, specializing in mycology.

    Why it's cool to have a fungus among us

  • Miller: At the moment, I'm on lots of mycology sites on the Internet, trying to decide.

    Heard By a Bird in Phonecia, New York

  • Bennett, S.C. Morphological evolution of the wing of pterosaurs: mycology and function. p127-141.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Her specialist area was mycology and plant pathology – very important in Australia.

    Even in a little thing

  • Poetic Obituaries: John McLure's science interests ranged through archaeology, botany, biology, entomology, geology, mycology, ornithology and paleontology, with most of these reflected in his writings.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • With academic credentials in botany and mycology best described as "sketchy," John Bowker Burning Bush Fungus, Encephalitozoon Elysium has often been forced to find employment outside the field as a systems engineer and writer of equally sketchy fiction.

    dangerous flora: an evening of surreal botany at the kgb bar

  • I heated some chicken stock on the stove and then dumped the wild mushrooms in it to rehydrate, and as I did so I wondered how skilled my friend was at mycology.

    Mushroom Bisque

  • I've always wanted to try truffles since I learned about them in my mycology class.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #107

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  • The study of fungi.

    March 6, 2007