Etymology
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metrics (n.)

"the study of meter, the art of versification," 1892, variant of metric (n.); also see -ics.

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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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mycology (n.)

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

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nephrology (n.)

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

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carpology (n.)

"study of the structure of fruits," 1806; see carpo- (1) "fruit" + -logy.

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nasology (n.)

"the study of the nose or noses," 1826, from naso- "relating to the nose" + -ology. Related: Nasologist; nasological.

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cetology (n.)

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

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ornithologist (n.)

"one who makes a special study of birds," 1670s, from ornithology + -ist.

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histology (n.)

"study of organic tissues," 1847, from histo- "tissue" + -logy. Related: Histological.

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hermeneutics (n.)
"art of interpretation, the study of exegesis," 1737, from hermeneutic; also see -ics.
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