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phenology (n.)

"study of the influence of climate on recurring annual phenomena of animal and vegetable life," 1881, from German (phänologisch, Karl Fritsch, 1853) from Latin phaeno-, from Greek phaino-, from phainein "bring to light, cause to appear, show" (from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine"). With -logy. Related: Phenological (1873).

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