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phycology

(fī-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of botany that deals with algae. Also called algology.

phy′co·log′i·cal (fī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phy·col′o·gist n.
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phycology

(fī-kŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. phykos, seaweed, + logos, word, reason]
The study of algae.
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Additionally, many of these species have two names because the cyst and motile stages were described and named independent of one another by palynologists and phycologists, respectively (Ellegaard et al., 2001).
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