Etymology
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oncology (n.)

"the scientific study of tumors," 1857, coined in English from onco- "tumor" + -logy "science or study of." Related: Oncologist; oncological.

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pathology (n.)
"science of diseases," 1610s, from French pathologie (16c.), from medical Latin pathologia "study of disease," from Greek pathos "suffering" (from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer") + -logia "study" (see -logy). In reference to the study of abnormal mental conditions from 1842. Ancient Greek pathologia was "study of the passions;" the Greek word for "science of diseases" was pathologike ("pathologics").
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rheology (n.)

"study of the deformation of the flow of matter," 1929, from French rhéologie; see rheo- "current of a stream" + -logy "study of." Related: Rheologist; rheological.

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lithology (n.)
"the study of rock-formation," a branch of geology, 1716, from Modern Latin lithologia, from litho- "rock" + -logia "study of" (see -logy). Related: Lithologic; lithologically; lithologist.
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iconology (n.)
"study of icons," 1736; see icon + -logy.
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neurology (n.)

"scientific study of the form and function of the nervous system," 1680s, from Modern Latin neurologia, from Modern Greek neurologia (1660s), from neuro- "nerves, the nervous system" (see neuro-) + -logia "study" (see -logy). Related: Neurological (1755).

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nosology (n.)

"study of diseases, systematic classification of diseases," 1721, from Modern Latin nosologia (perhaps via French nosologie); see noso- "disease" + -logy "study of." Related: Nosological; nosologist.

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paleobotany (n.)

"study of extinct or fossil plants," 1872, from paleo- + botany.

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paleogeomorphology (n.)

"the study of ancient landscapes," 1954, from paleo- + geomorphology.

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neuroscience (n.)

"scientific study of the nervous system," 1963, from neuro- + science.

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