Definition of pteridology in English:

pteridology

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.’

Pronunciation

pteridology

/ˌterəˈdäləjē/ /ˌtɛrəˈdɑlədʒi/

Origin

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