Meaning of areology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛːrɪˈɒlədʒi/


mass noun
  • The study of the planet Mars.

    ‘For example ‘lunar geology’ and ‘martian geology’ have now ousted their more abstruse equivalents ‘selenology’ and ‘areology’.’
    • ‘The prefix areo - refers to Mars in the same way geo - refers to Earth - for example, areology versus geology.’
    • ‘This allows us to make optimal approaches to get better understanding of areology.’
    • ‘However, specialised terms such as selenology (studies of the Moon), areology (of Mars), etc., are also in use.’
    • ‘Data accumulation from the closer celestial bodies resulted in development of parallel branches such as selenology (study of the Moon), areology (study of planet Mars), etc.’


Late 19th century from Ares+ -logy.