-ology, -logy, -ologist, -logist

(Greek: a suffix meaning: to talk, to speak; a branch of knowledge; any science or academic field that ends in -ology which is a variant of -logy; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with certain topics or subjects)

The word -ology is a back-formation from the names of certain disciplines. The -logy element basically means "the study of ____". Such words are formed from Greek or Latin roots with the terminal -logy derived from the Greek suffix -λογια (-logia), speaking, from λεγειν (legein), "to speak".

The suffix -ology is considered to be misleading sometimes as when the "o" is actually part of the word stem that receives the -logy ending; such as, bio + logy.

Through the years -ology and -logy have come to mean, "study of" or "science of" and either of these suffixes often utilize the form of -ologist, "one who (whatever the preceding element refers to)".

The examples shown in this unit represent just a small fraction of the many words that exist in various dictionaries.

cultural anthropology (s) (noun), cultural anthropologies (pl)
The scientific study of arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievements regarded collectively or the understanding of specific societies; including social structure, language, religion, art, and technology.
cybertechnology (s) (noun), cybertechnologies (pl)
Computer technology; including programming, usage, etc. on and off the internet: Cybertechnology is considered by some to be a stand-alone or computer network capable of some form of computing and correspondence which may involve the internet or cyberspace.
cybervexillology, cybervex (s) (noun); cybervexillologies, cybervexes (pl)
Flag research and/or publications of flag information by using electronics; particularly, the internet or other electronic delivery systems: There are many cybervexillologies presented on the setup joining computers in every part of the world for those who have a fascination about pieces of fabric, usually rectangular, with a special design on it and used as a symbol, and who enjoy learning about their history and international developments and symbolisms.

Hank's web site emphasized content about cybervexes and their related ensign knowledge.

1. The science of pregnancy.
2. The science of gestation in its medical aspects.
Someone who studies dogs and who is concerned with canine evolution, breed development and differentiation, canine behavior and training, and canine history.
1. The study of dogs.
2. Etymology: from Greek κύων (gen. κύνος), cyn, kyn, "dog" and λόγος, logos, "knowledge".
An occupation in the branch of biological science that deals with the structure, behavior, growth, and reproduction of cells and the function and chemistry of cells and cell components.
1. The study of the various structures of cells, and the shapes that exist in them. 2. The science of the shapes of cells.
cytopathologist (s) (noun), cytopathologists (pl)
A physician or scientist who specializes in disease changes within individual cells or cell types: A cytopathologist was consulted regarding the cell alterations of the mice that were tested in the lab during the experiments.
cytopathology (s) (noun), cytopathologies (pl)
The study of disease changes within individual cells or cell types: Cytopathology is the branch of pathology that pertains to the irregularities and alterations of cells.

Cytopathology relates to the set of features, or conditions, associated with a diseased cell or cells.

Physiology of individual cells, as compared with entire tissues or organisms; also, cellular physiology.
1. That branch of archeology which has to do with finger rings.
2. That branch of archeology that deals with engraving of gems.
dactylology (s) (noun), dactylologies (pl)
1. The study or use of the finger alphabet, as among deaf-mutes.
2. Talking" or communicating with the fingers and hands.
3. A method of communication used by deaf-mutes, involving symbolic expressions with the fingers and hands.
4. The study of fingerprints for purposes of identification: The following illustration provides evidence that dactylology indicates that a thief must be very large as shown by the size of the prints left by his fingers.

The use of dactylology can provide evidence from a crime scene that an important method of forensic science, or the use of technical methods to solve crimes, can be utilized to find out who committed them.

Showing a thief's fingerprints which indicate that he is a very large person.
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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.