Etymology
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premedical (adj.)
also pre-medical, 1881, in reference to study for medical training, from pre- + medical (adj.).
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musicology (n.)

"the study of the science of music," 1900; see music + -ology. Related: Musicological; musicologist.

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demonology (n.)

"the study of demons or beliefs about demons," 1590s; see demon + -ology. Related: Demonologer; demonological.

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botanical (adj.)
"concerned with the study or cultivation of plants," 1650s, from botanic + -al. Related: Botanically.
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graphology (n.)
"study of handwriting," 1882, from French graphologie, coined 1868 by Abbé Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-1881) from Greek graphein "to write" (see -graphy) + -ologie (see -ology). Especially, "character study based on handwriting" (1886); an earlier word for this was graptomancy (1858).
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pre-law (adj.)
"of or pertaining to study in preparation for law school," 1961, American English, from pre- + law (school).
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phonetics (n.)

"phonetic science, scientific study of speech," 1841, from phonetic; also see -ics.

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ornithological (adj.)

"of or pertaining to ornithology, relating to the study of birds," 1763, from ornithology + -ical. Related: Ornithologically.

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workshop (n.)
1580s, from work (n.) + shop (n.). Meaning "gathering for study, etc.," is from 1937.
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numismatics (n.)

"study of coins and medals," with especial reference to their history and artistry, 1829, from numismatic. Also see -ics.

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