Life Sciences Glossary: Fields of Biology: Malacology and Mammalogy

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Fields of Biology

  • Malacology: Study of mollusks.
  • Mammalogy: Study of mammals.
  • Mastology: Study of breast including teats.
  • Melanology: Study of pigments.
  • Molecular Biology: Study of life sciences on molecular level (i.e.. RNA and DNA level) .
  • Mycology: Study of fungi.
  • Myology (Sarcology) : Study of muscles.
  • Myrmecology: Study of ants.
  • Neonatology: Study of the new borns up to two months of age.
  • Nephrology: Study of kidney.
  • Neurology: Study of nervous system.
  • Nidology: Study of nests of birds.
  • Nosology: Study of diseases.
  • Odontology: Study of teeth and gums.
  • Olericulture: The study of vegetable yielding plants.
  • Oncology: Study of cancer.
  • Oneirology: Study of dreams.
  • Ontogeny: Embryonic history.
  • Oology: Study of eggs of birds.
  • Ophthalmology: Study of eyes.
  • Organocology: Study of development of organs under embryology.
  • Organology: Study of organs.
  • Ornithology: Study of birds.
  • Osteology: Study of bones.
  • Oto-rhino-laryngology: Study of ear, nose and larynx.
  • Pedology: Study of larval stages.
  • Paleontology (Gr. Apples-ancient being) : The branch of science which deals with the study of fossils and their distribution in time.
  • Paleozoology: The branch of science which deals with the study of fossils of animals.
  • Palynology: Study of pollen grains in relation to taxonomy and evolution etc.
  • Parasitology: Study of parasites.
  • Para zoology: The branch of science which deals with the study of porifera (sponges) .
  • Pathology: Study of disease caused by organisms.
  • Pedology is the science dealing with the study of soils.
  • Pharmacognosy is the branch of science de3aling with the medicinal Plants.
  • Pharmacology: Study of synthesis and effect of medicines on organisms.
  • Phenology: Study of organisms as affected by seasonal climates e. g. bird migration, opening of flowers etc.
  • Phrenology: Study of mental faculties of brain including feelings.
  • Phycology or Algology: Study of Algae.
  • Phylogeny: Evolutionary history.
  • Physiology (Gr. Pysis-functions) : The branch of science which deals with the study of functions of various parts within the organisms.
  • Pisciculture: Study which deals with the rearing of fishes.
  • Platy helminthology: Study of flat worms.
  • Pomology: Study of fruits.
  • Poultry: Study which deals with keepings of fowl.
  • Proctology: Study of hind gut including rectum and anus.
  • Protistology: Study of a cellular organisms including protozoans and plants.
  • Protozoology: The branch of science which deals with the study of protozoa.
  • Pteridology: Study of Pteridophytes.
  • Rhinology: Study of nose and olfactory organs.
  • Saurology: Study of lizards.
  • Sericulture: Silk industry (culture of silk moth and Pupa) .
  • Serology: Study of serum; interaction of antigens and antibodies in the blood.
  • Serpentology (Ophiology) : Study of snakes.
  • Silviculture of Forestry: Study that deals with the development of forest.
  • Sitology: Study of dietetics.
  • Space biology: The branch of science which deals with the study of living being in space.
  • Speciology: Study of species.
  • Spermology: Study of Seed.
  • Spchnology: Study of Visceral organs.
  • Stomatology: Study of foregut including buccal cavity and stomach.
  • Synecology: Study of bony joints and ligaments.
  • Synecology: Study of environmental relations of group of organisms such as communities.
  • Taxi dermatology: Study of skin and stuffing.
  • Taxidermy: Study which deals with preservation of skin and stuffing of animal body.
  • Taxonomy (Gr. Taxis – arrangement) : The branch of science which deals with the study of classification of organisms.
  • Teratology: Study of fetal malformations and monstrals.
  • Torpedology: Study of skates and rays.
  • Toxicology: Study of narcotic behavior or animals.
  • Traumatology: Study of wounds and tumor.
  • Trichology: Study of hairs.
  • Tropology: Study of nutrition.
  • Urology: Study which deals preservation of dead bodies in liquid by chemicals.
  • Urology: Study of urine including diseases and the abnormalities of urinary and urine genital tract.
  • Virology: Study of virus.
  • Zoogeography (Gr. Zoon-animals, geo-Earth) : The Brach of science which deals with the study of distribution of animals on earth.

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