Definition of pteridology in English:

pteridology

noun

  • [mass 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.

Pronunciation:

pteridology

/ˌtɛrɪˈdɒlədʒi/