Etymology
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paradoxology (n.)

"the holding and defending of opinions contrary to those generally prevalent," 1640s; see paradox + -logy.

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cytology (n.)

"the study of the cells of organisms," 1857, from cyto- "cell" + -logy. Related: Cytologist (1884); cytological.

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cardiology (n.)
"the study of the heart," 1847, from cardio- + -logy. Cardiologist attested from 1885.
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myology (n.)

"the science of muscles," 1640s; see myo- + -logy. Related: Myologist; myological.

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nephrology (n.)

"scientific study of the kidney," 1839, from nephro- "kidney" + -logy. Related: Nephrologist.

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mycology (n.)

"the study of fungi," 1822, from myco- + -logy. Related: Mycological; mycologist.

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embryology (n.)

"the science of the development of embryos," 1825, from stem of embryon (see embryo) + -logy. Related: Embryologist (c. 1850).

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cetology (n.)

"the study of cetaceous animals," 1815, from combining form of Cetacea + -logy. Related: Cetologist.

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virology (n.)

1935, from combining form of virus + -logy. Related: Virological.

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haplology (n.)

"omission of one occurrence of a sound or syllable that is repeated in a word," 1893; see haplo- + -logy.

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