Definition of pteridology in English:

pteridology

Pronunciation /ˌterəˈdäləjē/ /ˌtɛrəˈdɑlədʒi/

noun

  • The study of ferns and related plants.

    ‘His fields of interest include systematic botany, speciation, and pteridology.’
    • ‘New Zealand pteridology is now at the point where purely taxonomic investigations are likely to give way gradually to the study of more complex biosystematic problems.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Greek pteris, pterid- ‘fern’+ -logy.