Definition of organology in US English:

organology

noun

  • 1The theory that the human brain is composed of numerous superficial organs that are responsible for propensities, intellect, character, etc.; phrenology. Compare "organ". Now historical.

  • 2Biology. The scientific study of the anatomy and physiology of the organs of animals or plants. Now rare.

  • 3The study of the history of musical instruments.

Origin

Early 19th century. From organo- + -logy. Compare French organologie.

Pronunciation

organology

/ˌɔːɡəˈnɒlədʒi/