-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.
2. The study of idioms.
This study often includes the study of other terrestrial arthropods; such as, spiders, scorpions, and ticks.
2. A diagnostic technique based on the premise that early pathologic changes elsewhere in the body are reflected in the iris before disease becomes clinically apparent.
An analysis of a person's state of health may be made by visual examination of the iris, with the color, density, and position of deposited pigment helping to identify the pathologic process and the organ involved.
"European Japanology includes the study of language, culture, history, literature, art, music, science, etc."
The Hebrew word Mashiach (or Moshiach) means anointed one, "messiah", and refers to a human being who will usher in a messianic era of peace and prosperity for both the living and the dead.
Judaism has taught that a moshiach ("messiah") will bring about a revival of both the ancient united Kingdom of Israel and its ancient form of sacrificial worship in the Temple in Jerusalem.
2. A specialist who researches the branch of cytology that concentrates on the study of the cell nucleus; especially, the structures and functions of the chromosomes
2. The study of the cell nucleus, its organelles, structures, and functions.