OLOGIES

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A

   Acarology, the study of ticks and mites
   Actinobiology, the study of the effects of radiation upon living organisms
   Actinology, the study of the effect of light on chemicals
   Aerology, the study of the free atmosphere
   Aeropalynology, the study of pollen grains and spores(palynomorphs) in the atmosphere
   Aetiology, the medical study of the causation of disease
   Agrobiology, the study of plant nutrition and growth in relation to soil conditions
   Algology, the study of algae
   Allergology, the study of the causes and treatment of allergies; a branch of medicine
   Andrology, the study of male health and disease
   Anesthesiology, the study of anesthesia and anesthetics; a branch of medicine
   AngelAngiology, the study of the anatomy of blood and lymph vascular systems
   Anthology, a collection of literary pieces (such as poems)
   Anthropology, the study of humans
   Apology a statement of regret,or an explanation for or justification of beliefs.
   Arachnology, the study of spiders and their kin
   Archaeology, the study of ancient history
   Archaeozoology, the study of relationships between humans and animals
        over time through examination of animal remains at archaeological sites
   Assyriology, the study of the Assyrians
   Astrology, the study of stars influences on human affairsb
   Audiology, the study of hearing; a branch of medicine
   Autecology, the study of the ecology of any individual species
   Axiology, the study of the nature of values and value judgements/
  

B

   Bacteriology, the study of bacteria
   Balneology, the scientific study of baths, bathing and of their application to disease
   Bioclimatology, the study of the effects of climate on living organisms
   Bioecology, the study oflife
   Biometeorology, the study of the effects of atmospheric conditions on living organisms
   Bryology, the study of bryophytes
   Byzantology, the study of Byzantium
  

C

   Campanology, the study and the art of bell ringing
   Cardiology, the study of the heart
   Carpology, the study of the structure of seeds and fruit
   Cerealogy, the study of crop circles
   Cetology, the study of marine mammals
   Chorology, the study of the relationship of biological or other phenomena to their locations
   Chronology, the study of things in order of time or the study of time
   Climatology, the study of the climate
   Conchology, the study of shells and of molluscs
   Cosmology, the study of the cosmos or our place in it
   Craniology, the study of the characteristics of the skull
   Criminology, the scientific study of crime
   Chronology, is the arrangement or setting out of past events in order of occurrence;
    the recording of historical events in date sequence.
   Cryptology, the study of how to encrypt and decrypt secret messages
   Cryptozoology, the study of animals that may or may not be mythical
   Cytology, the study of biological cells
  

D

   Deltiology.the study of, but more often the collecting of picture postcards
   Demonology, the study of demons
   Dendrochronology, the study of the age of trees and the records in their rings
   Dendrology, the study of trees
   Deontology, is the ethical theory concerned with duties and rights
   Dermatology, the field of medicine that deals with the skin
   Dialectology, the study of dialects
   Dissectology, the study of jigsaws
   Doxology, is a spoken or sung end of a prayer.
  

E

   Ecclesiology, the study of Church architecture and decoration, or separately the study of the Christian Church
   Ecology, the study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment
   Ecophysiology, the study of the interrelationship between an organism's physical functioning and its environment
   Egyptology, the study of the ancient
   Electrophysiology", the study of the relationship between electric phenomena and bodily processes
   Embryology, the study of embryos
   Emetology, the study or knowledge of emetics
   Endocrinology the study of internal secretory glands
   Enigmatology, the study of enigmas
   Entomology, the study of insects
   Enzymology, the study of enzymes
   Epidemiology, the study of epidemics
   Epistemology, the study of the nature and origins of knowledge
   Eschatology, a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of mankind
   Ethnology, the study of race
   Ethnomusicology, the study of music in society, usually non-western music
   Ethology, the study of animal behaviour
   Etiology, same as Aetiology
   Etymology, the study of word origins
   Eulogy, though not an ology, is a commemoration of a person's life at his/her funeral.
   Evolutionary biology, the study of the process of biological evolution
   Exobiology, the study of life in outer space

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G

   Gastrology or Gastroenterology - diseases of stomach and intestines
   Genealogy(commonly misspelt as "genealogy"), the study of relationships within families
      particularly with a view to constructing family trees
   Genecology, the study of genetic differences in relation to the environment
   Geology, the study of the Earth
   Geomorphology, the study of present-day landforms, traditionally on Earth but with increasing frequency on nearby planetary objects
   Gerontology, the study of old age
   Grammatology, the study of writing systems
   Graphology, the study of handwriting for the purpose of analysing the character of the writer
   Gynaecology or Gynecology. the study of medicine relating to women, or of women in general
  

H

   Hagiology, is literature dealing with the life of a saint or, indeed, any revered person,
     a biography of an individual,
     rather than a study of saints, sainthood or saintliness in general.
   Hematology/Haematology, the study of blood
   Heliology, the study of the Sun
   Helioseismolog, the study of vibrations and oscillations in the Sun
   Helminthology, the study of parasitic worms
   Hepatology, the study of the liver; a branch of medicine
   Herbology, the study of the therapeutic use of plants
   Herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians
   Histology, the study of living tissues
   Histopathology, the study of the (microscopic) structure of diseased tissuess
   Historiology, the study of the writings and practices of historians
   Horology, the study of making timepieces, measuring; and timekeeping
   Hydrogeology, the study of underground water
   Hydrology, the study of water
  

I

   Ichthyology, the study of fish
   Ichnology, the study of fossil footprints, tracks and burrows
   Immunology, the study of the immune system
  

J

   Japanology, the study of Japanese culture  

K

   Kibology, joke religion worshiping Kibo
   Killology, the study of human beings killing other human beings (Grossman's Theory)
   Kinesiology, the study of movement in relation to human anatomy; a branch of medicine
   Koreanology, the study of
   Kremlinology, the study of communistSoviet Union
   Kymatology, the study of waves or wave motions
  

L

   Laryngology, the study of the larynx, or voice box; a branch of medicine
   Limnology, the study of fresh water environments, particularly lakes
   Lithology, the study of rocks
   Lymphology, the study of the lymph system and glands
  

M

   Malacology, the study of mollusks
   Mammology, the study of mammals
   Meteorology, the study of weather
   Methodology, the study of methods
   Metrology, the study of measurement
   Microbiology, the study of microorganisms and their effects on humans
   Mineralogy, the study of minerals
   Morphology, the study of forms; more precisely the study of the grammatical structure of words, a branch of linguistics
   Musicology, the study of music
   Mycology , the study of fungi
   Myology the scientific study of muscles
   Myrmecology, the study of ants
   Mythology, the study of myths
  

N

   Nanotechnology, the study and design of machines at the molecular level
   Neonatology, the study of diseases and the care of newborn infants; a branch of pediatrics/paediatrics
   Nephology, the study of clouds
   Nephrology, the study of the kidneys and their diseases, a branch of medicine
   Neurology, the study of nerves
   Neuropathology, the study of neural diseases
   Neurophysiology, the study of the functions of the nervous system
   Nosology, the study of diseases
   Nostology, the study of ageing and senility, in relation to a return to childish characteristics in old age
   Numerology, the study of numbers (often in a non-mathematical sense)

O

   Oceanology, the study of oceans
   Odontology, the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth
   Omphalology, facetious name for the non-existent medical specialty that treats of navels,
    which has been used in a manner similar to the way the word widget is used in economics textbooks
   Oncology, the study of cancer
   Ontology, the study of existence
   Oology, the study of eggs
   Ophthalmology, the study of the eyes
   Organology, the study of musical instruments(not just organss); alternatively, the study of anatomicaln (anatomy)organss
   Ornithology, the study of birds
   Orology, the study of mountains and their mapping
   Osteology, the study of bones
   Otolaryngology, the study of the ear and throat; a branch of medicine
   Otology, the study of the structure, function, and pathology of the ear
   Otorhinolaryngology, the study of the ear, nose, and throat; a branch of medicine
  

P

   Palaentology, the study of ancient creatures
   Paleoanthropology, the study of ancient humans and human origin
   Paleoclimatology, the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of
    records of temperature, precipitation, and other instrumental data
   Palynology, the study of pollen
   Parapsychology, the study of paranormal or psychic phenomenon that
     defy conventional scientific explanations Parasitology, the study of parasites
   Pathology, the study of illness
   Pedology, the study of soil
   Pekingology, the study of communist People's Republic of China
   Penology, the study of prisonmanagement and criminal rehabilitation
   Petrology, the study of sedimentary organic matter in rocks
   Pharmacology, the study of drugs
   Phenomenology, the study and science of phenomena as distinct from the science of actual existence or being; also a movement founded
     by Husserl which studies conscious experience without its metaphysical concerns
   Philology, the historical study of languages. This is not an ology in the strict sense, because it is not the study of love,
     but the love of literature logia.
   Phonology, the study of vocal sounds
   Phraseology, is the way words are put together, therefore the style being used in a sentence,
     or the set of phrases or the choice of words used by any particular group of people.
   Phrenology, the derivation of a persons character traits, by studying the shape of their skull
   Physiology, the study of bodies, usually of animals
   Phytology, the study of plantsbotany
   Planktology, the study of plankton
   Pneumology, the study of the lungs and related organs; a branch of medicine
   Primatology, the study of primates
   Psychobiology, the study and psychology of organisms with regard to their functions and structures
   Psychology, the study of mental processes in humans
   Psychophysiology, the study of the physiological bases of psychological processes
  

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R

   Radiology, the study of rays, usually ionising radiation
   Reflexology, originally the study of reflexes or of reflex responses; also an alternative method of massage, therapy;
     or pressure on certain points of the sole of the feet as a means of relieving nervous tension
   Rheology, the study of flow
   Rheumatology, the study of rheumatic diseases, a branch of medicine
   Rhinology, the study of the nose and its diseases
  

S

   Scientology, the belief system/cult religion founded by L.Ron Hubbard, self-described as a study of knowledge.
   Seismology, the study of earthquakes
   Selenology, the study of the moon, a branch of astrology
   Semiology, the study of signs
   Serology, the study of blood serum
   Sexology, the study of sex
   Sinology, the study of China
   Sociology, the study of society
   Sociobiology, the study of the effect of evolution on ethology
   Soteriology, is the study of the doctrine of salvation, especially as related to Christianity
   Speleology, the study or exploration of caves
   Stomatology, the study of the mouth and its diseases
   Symbology, the study and interpretation of symbols
   Symptomatology, the study of symptoms
   Synecology, the study of the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms


  

T

   Tautology, a self-affirming truth.
   Technology, the study of the practical arts
   Teleology, the study of ends or final causes Teratology, the study of wonders, or monsters
   Terminology, a set of words and/or phrases, usually in relation to some particular canon or field of study
     e.g. 'mathematical terminology'.
   Tetralogy of Fallot, an abnormality of the heart consisting of four deformities that often occur together
   Theriology, the study of mammals
   Theology, the study of God
   Thremmatology, the study of breeding domestic plants and animals
   Tocology, the study of childbirth
   Topology, the mathematical study of closeness and connectedness
   Toxicology, the study of poisons
   Traumatology, the study of wounds and injuries caused by accidents or assaults
    and their surgical treatment and repair; a branch of medicine
   Tribology, the study of friction and lubrication
   Trilogy,(although not strictly an ology) is a body of writing in three parts,
    as tetralogy is that in four parts. Other words such as pentalogy, hexalogyand sheptalogy cover larger series.
   Tropology, the use of tropes in speech or writing
   Typology, the study of classification
  

U

   Urology, the study and treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract, a branch of medicine

V

   Venereology, the study of venereal diseases Vexillology, the study of flags
   Victimology, the study of victims of crime, often applied to characterizing the criminal
   Virology, the study of viruses
   Volcanology(also spelled vulcanology), the study of volcanoes and related phenomena (traps)
  

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Y

   Xenobiology, the study of non-terrestrial life
  

Z

   Zooarchaeology, the study and analysis of animal remains at archaeological sites to reconstruct relationships between people,
      animals, and their environment (also see Archaeozoology)
   Zoology, the study of animals
   Zymology, the study of fermentation
  


  
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