noun the branch of botany concerned with grasses.
C19: from Gk agrōstis (denoting a kind of grass) + -logy.

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  • Agrostology — (from Greek gr. ἄγρωστις, agrōstis , type of grass ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is the scientific study of grasses. It typically encompasses the true grasses (the family Poaceae), as well as the more grasslike species of the sedge family (Cyperaceae) …   Wikipedia

  • Agrostology — Ag ros*tol ogy, n. [Gr. ? + logy.] That part of botany which treats of the grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agrostology — [ag΄rəs täl′ə jē] n. [< L agrostis < Gr agrōstis, kind of grass < agros, a field (see ACRE) + LOGY] the branch of botany dealing with grasses …   English World dictionary

  • agrostology — agrostologic /euh gros tl oj ik/, agrostological, adj. agrostologist, n. /ag reuh stol euh jee/, n. the branch of botany dealing with grasses. [1840 50; < Gk ágrost(is) name of certain grasses + O + LOGY] * * * ▪ botany       the branch of botany …   Universalium

  • agrostology — ləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek agrōstis + English o + logy : the branch of systematic botany that deals with the grasses * * * agrostology (ægrəˈstɒlədʒɪ) [f. agrost is + ology discourse.] ‘That part of botany …   Useful english dictionary

  • agrostology — noun The study of grasses …   Wiktionary

  • agrostology — science or study of grasses Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • agrostology — n. study of grasses, branch of botany …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agrostology — ag·ros·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • agrostology — /ægrəsˈtɒlədʒi/ (say agruhs toluhjee) noun the branch of botany that deals with grasses. {Greek agrōstis kind of grass + o + logy} –agrostologist, noun …  

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