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anemology
the study of winds
taphonomy
the study of processes that affect animal and plant remains as they become fossils
taxonomy
the study of the general principles of scientific classification
gerontology
the study of aging phenomena and the problems of the aged
forensics
the study of argumentative discourse
linguistics
the study of human speech in its various aspects
cybernetics
the comparitive study of the nervous system and brain versus mechanical and electrical communication systems and devices
cynology
study of dogs
sinology
study of the chinese
cytology
study of cell structure and function
geriatrics
branch of medicine concerned with diseases of aging people
deltiology
hobby of collecting postcards
eschatology
study of the ultimate destiny and purpose of humanity and the world in general
ethology
study of animal behavior
plutology
study of wealth: theoretical economics
pathology
the study of diseases
orismology
the science of defining technical terms
paleography
study of ancient writing systems
typhlology
the study of blindness
trichology
the study of hair
eugenics
the science of improving hereditary qualities in generations
etiology
the study of causes or origins
pomology
the study of the cultivation of fruits
hematology
the science of bloods and blood-forming organs
petrogeny
the study of the origins of rocks
myology
the study of muscles
mycology
the branch of botany dealing with fungi
speleology
the study or exploration of caves
polemology
the study of war
limnology
the study of conditions of fresh water in lakes and ponds
herpetology
the study of reptiles and amphibians
heortology
the study of religious calendars and holidays
hermeneutics
the study of principles of biblical interpretation
cryology
the study of snow and ice
pasimology
the study of gestures as a means of communication
paleontology
the study of Earth's geological past based on fossil remains
gastrology
the study of the stomach and its diseases
gastroenterology
the study of the stomach and the intestines
logopedics
the study of speech defects and their treatments
euthenics
the science dealing with human well-being and efficient functioning
aerolithology
the study of meteorites
aerodromics
the science and art of flying aircraft
metallurgy
the science that deals with the extraction of metals from their ores, refining them, and preparing them for use
orology
the study of mountains
prosody
the study of versification, the patterns and sounds of rhythms in verse
glottology
the study of various aspects of speech, such as the relationship between writing and speech
cetology
the study of whales
ichnology
the study of fossil footprints
epidemiology
the study of the spread and control of disease
pharmaceutics
the science of medicine in general
pharmacognosy
the science of the use of drugs from natural sources
kinesiology
the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
numismatics
the study of coins and paper money and other objects closely resembling them in form and purpose
teratology
the study of malformations, monstrosities, and serious deviations from the normal in growing organisms
sitology
science of nutrition and dietetics
gemmary
study of precious stones cut for ornament
epistemology
study of knowledge: theory of knowledge
noology
study of mind: science of mental phenomena
thaumatology
study of the performing of miracles
lepidopterology
study of butterflies and moths
theriatrics
study of veterinary medicine
larithmics
study of the quantitative aspects of population
hyetology
branch of meteorology dealing with precipitation
eremology
science of the desert and its phenomena
orthoepy
study of the pronunciation of a language
ekistics
science of human settlements drawing from the research of professionials in city administrative fields
psephology
the study of elections
phthisiology
the study of tuberculosis
sheepskin
a diploma
forestry
a science of developing, caring for, or cultivating tracts of wooded land: the management of growing timber
civics
study of the workings of the national and local government
audit
to attend lectures or classes without expecting to receive official credits
tribology
a study that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion to each other (as in bearings or gears)
rudiments
fundamental skills taught or learned
academe
the environment associated with a school, especially of higher learning
opusculum
a minor literary work
dittology
a double reading or twofold interpretation
proselytize
induce someone to convert to one's faith, belief, tradtion, etc.
histology
a branch of anatomy dealing with minute structures of animals and vegetable tissues discernable only by microscope
literati
the educated class: the class of persons given to study, reflection, and speculation, esp. concerning large, profound, or abstract issues
Panglossian
naively or blindly optimistic
conversant
familiar or acquainted by use or study: well-informed
academia
life and interests associated with a school especially of higher learning
academician
one that is associated with an institution of higher learning
exobiology
a branch of the science of life concerned with the search for life outside Earth and its atmosphere and with the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms
examen
a critical study (as of a writer or phenomenon)
anamnesis
a recalling to mind: a reminiscence
agronomy
the branch of agriculture that deals with field crop production and soil management
demography
the statistical study of the characteristics of human populations
semantics
the study dealing with the relations between signs and what they refer to, the relations between the signs of a system, and human behavior in reaction to signs
sederunt
a prolonged sitting (as for relaxation, reading, or discussion)
bibliotherapy
the use of selected reading materials as curative facilitators in medicine and in psychiatry; also: guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading
bibliotics
the study of handwriting, documents, and writing materials esp. for determining genuineness or authorship
toxicology
science that deals with poisons and their effect on living organisms and with the clinical industrial, legal, or other problems involved
lexicology
the science of the derivation and signification of words
oncology
the study of tumors
humaniora
the branches of learning regarded as having primarily a cultural character and usually including languages, literature, history, mathematics, and philosophy
horticulture
the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants
hippology
the study of horses
matriculate
become admitted to membership in a body, society, or institution (as a college or university) and have one's name officially registered after having previously met entrance requirements
interdisciplinary
characterized by participation or cooperation of two or more fields of study
erudite
characterized by a love of knowledge for its own sake: devoted to the pursuit of learning
pedant
one who is uninspired, unimaginative, or narrowly academic or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
Pentateuchal
of or relating to the first five books of the Old Testament
philobiblist
a lover of books
opsimath
one who learns late in life
prolegomenon
a reading or group of readings or intellectual exercises leading to further understanding, development, or advance in knowledge or technique in a subject matter field
confrere
a colleague: a fellow worker (as in a profession or field of study)
stichomythia
dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered in alternating lines (as in classical Greek drama)
strephosymbolia
reversal or transposition of phrases, words, or letters or of any symbols esp. in reading
physiognomy
the technique or art of discovering temperament and character from outward appearances (as from facial features)
phrontistery
a place for thinking or study
eisegesis
the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas
saccade
a small rapid jerky movement of the eye esp. at it jumps from fixation on one point to another (as in reading)
naology
a study of sacred edifices