• Monday, 14 March 2011

    Scientific studies of various fields

    Scientific studies of various fields

    acarology-- study of mites
    accidence-- grammar book; science of inflections in grammar
    aceology-- therapeutics
    acology -- study of medical remedies
    acoustics -- science of sound
    adenology -- study of glands
    aedoeology -- science of generative organs
    aerobiology -- study of airborne organisms
    aerodonetics-- science or study of gliding
    aerodynamics -- dynamics of gases; science of movement in a flow of air or gas
    bacteriology -- study of bacteria
    balneology -- the science of the therapeutic use of baths
    barodynamics-- science of the support and mechanics of bridges
    barology-- study of gravitation
    batology-- the study of brambles
    bibliology-- study of books
    bibliotics-- study of documents to determine authenticity
    bioecology-- study of interaction of life in the environment
    biology -- study of life
    biometrics-- study of biological measurement
    bionomics-- study of organisms interacting in their environments
    botany-- study of plants
    bromatology -- study of food
    brontology -- scientific study of thunder
    campanology-- the art of bell ringing
    carcinology-- study of crabs and other crustaceans
    cardiology-- study of the heart
    caricology-- study of sedges
    carpology -- study of fruit
    cartography -- the science of making maps and globes
    cartophily-- the hobby of collecting cigarette cards
    castrametation -- the art of designing a camp
    catacoustics--science of echoes or reflected sounds
    catalactics-- science of commercial exchange
    catechectics -- the art of teaching by question and answer
    cetology -- study of whales and dolphins
    chalcography-- the art of engraving on copper or brass
    chalcotriptics-- art of taking rubbings from ornamental brasses
    chaology -- the study of chaos or chaos theory
    characterology -- study of development of character
    chemistry-- study of properties of substances
    chirocosmetics-- beautifying the hands; art of manicure
    diabology-- study of devils
    diagraphics-- art of making diagrams or drawings
    dialectology -- study of dialects
    dioptrics -- study of light refraction
    diplomatics -- science of deciphering ancient writings and texts
    diplomatology-- study of diplomats
    docimology-- the art of assaying
    dosiology-- the study of doses
    dramaturgy -- art of producing and staging dramatic works

    E to I

    Egyptology-- study of ancient Egypt
    ekistics-- study of human settlement
    electrochemistry-- study of relations between electricity and chemicals
    electrology -- study of electricity
    electrostatics-- study of static electricity
    embryology-- study of embryos
    emetology -- study of vomiting
    emmenology -- the study of menstruation
    endemiology-- study of local diseases
    endocrinology-- study of glands
    enigmatology-- study of enigmas
    entomology-- study of insects
    entozoology-- study of parasites that live inside larger organisms
    enzymology-- study of enzymes
    ephebiatrics-- branch of medicine dealing with adolescence
    epidemiology-- study of diseases; epidemics
    fluviology -- study of watercourses
    folkloristics-- study of folklore and fables
    futurology-- study of future
    garbology-- study of garbage
    gastroenterology -- study of stomach; intestines
    gastronomy-- study of fine dining
    gemmology-- study of gems and jewels
    genealogy-- study of descent of families
    genesiology-- study of reproduction and heredity
    genethlialogy-- the art of casting horoscopes
    geochemistry-- study of chemistry of the earth's crust
    geochronology--- study of measuring geological time
    geogeny-- science of the formation of the earth's crust
    geogony-- study of formation of the earth
    geography-- study of surface of the earth and its inhabitants
    geology -- study of earth's crust
    geomorphogeny-- study of the origins of land forms
    geoponics-- study of Agriculture
    hydrography-- study of investigating bodies of water
    hydrokinetics-- study of motion of fluids
    hydrology-- study of water resources
    hydrometeorology-- study of atmospheric moisture
    hydropathy -- study of treating diseases with water
    hyetology-- science of rainfall
    hygiastics -- science of health and hygiene
    hygienics-- study of sanitation; health
    hygiology-- hygienics; study of cleanliness
    hygrology-- study of humidity
    hygrometry -- science of humidity
    hymnography-- study of writing hymns
    hymnology -- study of hymns
    hypnology-- study of sleep; study of hypnosis
    hypsography-- science of measuring heights
    iamatology -- study of remedies
    iatrology-- treatise or text on medical topics; study of medicine
    iatromathematics-- archaic practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology
    ichnography-- art of drawing ground plans; a ground plan
    ichnology-- science of fossilized footprints
    ichthyology-- study of Fish
    iconography-- study of drawing symbols
    iconology-- study of icons; symbols
    ideogeny-- study of origins of ideas
    ideology -- science of ideas; system of ideas used to justify behaviour
    idiomology-- study of idiom, jargon or dialect
    idiopsychology-- psychology of one's own mind
    immunogenetics-- study of genetic characteristics of immunity
    immunology-- study of immunity
    immunopathology-- study of immunity to disease
    insectology -- study of insects
    irenology -- the study of peace

    K to O

    koniology -- study of atmospheric pollutants and dust
    ktenology -- science of putting people to death
    kymatology -- study of wave motion
    labeorphily-- collection and study of beer bottle labels
    larithmics-- study of population statistics
    laryngology -- study of larynx
    lepidopterology -- study of butterflies and moths
    leprology-- study of leprosy
    lexicology -- study of words and their meanings
    lexigraphy-- art of definition of words
    lichenology -- study of lichens
    limacology-- study of slugs
    limnobiology-- study of freshwater ecosystems
    limnology -- study of bodies of fresh water
    linguistics -- study of language
    lithology-- malariology study of malaria
    mammalogy-- study of mammals
    manège-- the art of horsemanship
    Mariology-- study of the Virgin Mary
    martyrology-- study of martyrs
    mastology-- study of mammals
    mathematics-- study of magnitude, number, and forms
    mazology-- mammalogy; study of mammals
    mechanics -- study of action of force on bodies
    meconology-- study of or treatise concerning opium
    melittology -- study of bees
    mereology-- study of part-whole relationships
    mesology -- ecology
    metallogeny-- study of the origin and distribution of metal deposits
    metallography-- study of the structure and constitution of metals
    metallurgy-- study of alloying and treating metals
    nidology -- study of nests
    nomology-- the science of the laws; especially of the mind
    noology-- science of the intellect
    nosology -- study of diseases
    nostology-- study of senility
    notaphily-- collecting of bank-notes and cheques
    numerology -- study of numbers
    numismatics-- study of coins
    nymphology-- study of nymphs
    obstetrics-- study of midwifery
    oceanography-- study of oceans
    oceanology -- study of oceans
    odology -- science of the hypothetical mystical force of od
    odontology-- study of teeth
    oenology-- study of wines
    oikology -- science of housekeeping
    olfactology-- study of the sense of smell
    ombrology -- study of rain
    oncology -- study of tumours
    oneirology -- study of dreams
    orthography-- study of spelling
    orthopterology-- study of cockroaches
    oryctology -- mineralogy or paleontology
    osmics-- scientific study of smells
    osmology-- study of smells and olfactory processes
    osphresiology-- study of the sense of smell
    osteology -- study of bones
    otology -- study of the ear
    otorhinolaryngology-- study of ear, nose and throat

    P to T

    paedology-- study of children
    paedotrophy-- art of rearing children
    paidonosology-- study of children's diseases; pediatrics
    palaeoanthropology-- study of early humans
    palaeobiology -- study of fossil plants and animals
    palaeoclimatology-- study of ancient climates
    palaeolimnology-- study of ancient Fish
    palaeolimnology-- study of ancient lakes
    palaeontology-- study of fossils
    philately-- study of postage stamps
    philematology -- the act or study of kissing
    phillumeny-- collecting of matchbox labels
    philology -- study of ancient texts; historical linguistics
    philosophy-- science of knowledge or wisdom
    phoniatrics -- study and correction of speech defects
    phonology -- study of speech sounds
    psychology-- study of mind
    psychopathology-- study of mental illness
    psychophysics-- study of link between mental and physical processes
    pteridology -- study of ferns
    pterylology -- study of distribution of feathers on birds
    pyretology -- study of fevers
    pyrgology -- study of towers
    pyroballogy-- study of artillery
    pyrography-- study of woodburning
    quinology -- study of quinine
    raciology-- study of racial differences
    radiology-- study of X-rays and their medical applications
    reflexology-- study of reflexes
    rhabdology -- knowledge or learning concerning divining rods
    rhabdology -- art of calculating using numbering rods
    rheology -- science of the deformation or flow of matter
    rheumatology-- study of rheumatism
    rhinology-- study of the nose
    rhochrematics-- science of inventory management and the movement of products
    runology -- study of runes
    sarcology-- study of fleshy parts of the body
    satanology -- study of the devil
    scatology-- study of excrement or obscene literature
    schematonics-- art of using gesture to express tones
    sciagraphy-- art of shading
    scripophily -- collection of bond and share certificates
    sedimentology -- study of sediment
    seismology -- study of earthquakes
    selenodesy-- study of the shape and features of the moon
    selenology-- study of the moon
    semantics -- study of meaning
    semantology-- science of meanings of words
    semasiology-- study of meaning; semantics
    topology-- study of places and their natural features
    toponymics-- study of place-names
    toreutics -- study of artistic work in metal
    toxicology -- study of poisons
    toxophily -- love of archery; archery; study of archery
    traumatology-- study of wounds and their effects
    tribology -- study of friction and wear between surfaces
    trichology-- study of hair and its disorders
    trophology-- study of nutrition
    tsiganology-- study of gypsies
    turnery-- art of turning in a lathe
    typhlology-- study of blindness and the blind
    typography-- art of printing or using type
    typology-- study of types of things

    U to Z

    ufology-- study of alien spacecraft
    uranography-- descriptive astronomy and mapping
    uranology-- study of the heavens; astronomy
    urbanology-- study of cities
    urenology-- study of rust molds
    urology -- study of urine; urinary tract
    venereology-- study of venereal disease
    vermeology-- study of worms
    vexillology-- study of flags
    victimology-- study of victims
    vinology -- scientific study of vines and winemaking
    virology-- study of viruses
    vitrics-- glassy materials; glassware; study of glassware
    volcanology -- study of volcanoes
    vulcanology-- study of volcanoes
    xylography-- art of engraving on wood
    xylology -- study of wood
    zenography-- study of the planet Jupiter
    zoiatrics-- veterinary surgery
    zooarchaeology-- study of animal remains of archaeological sites
    zoochemistry-- chemistry of animals
    zoogeography-- study of geographic distribution of animals
    zoogeology -- study of fossil animal remains
    zoology-- study of animals
    zoonomy-- animal physiology
    zoonosology-- study of animal diseases
    zoopathology-- study of animal diseases
    zoophysics-- physics of animal bodies
    zoophysiology -- study of physiology of animals
    zoophytology-- study of plant-like animals
    zoosemiotics-- study of animal communication
    zootaxy-- science of classifying animals
    zootechnics-- science of breeding animals
    zygology -- science of joining and fastening
    zymology -- science of fermentation
    zymurgy-- branch of chemistry dealing with brewing and distilling


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