The study of ferns and related plants.
- ‘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.’
- ‘His fields of interest include systematic botany, speciation, and pteridology.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek pteris, pterid- ‘fern’ + -logy.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.