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List of -ology Sciences and Scientific Disciplines

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Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp.

Trichology is the study of the hair and scalp.

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Paleoanthropology, the study of prehistoric people and human origins
Paleobiology, the study of prehistoric life
Paleobotany, the study of prehistoric metaphytes
Paleoclimatology, the study of prehistoric climates
Paleoecology, the study of prehistoric environments by analyzing fossils and rock strata
Paleontology, the study of fossils of ancient life
Paleophytology, the study of ancient multicellular plants
Paleozoology, the study of prehistoric metazoans
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
Petrology, the study of rocks and the conditions by which they form
Pharmacology, the study of drugs
Phenology, the study of periodic biological phenomena
Phlebology, a branch of medicine that deals with the venous system
Phonology, the study of vocal sounds
Phycology, the study of algae
Physiology, the study of the functions of living organisms
Phytology, the study of plants; botany
Phytopathology, the study of plant diseases
Phytosociology, the study of the ecology of plant communities
Planetology, the study of planets and solar systems
Planktology, the study of plankton
Pomology, the scientific study of fruits
Posology, the study of drug dosage
Primatology, the study of primates
Proctology, the medical study of the rectum, anus, colon and pelvic floor
Psychobiology, the study and psychology of organisms with regard to their functions and structures
Psychology, the study of mental processes in living creatures
Psychopathology, the study of mental illness or disorders
Psychopharmacology, the study of psychotropic or psychiatric drugs
Psychophysiology, the study of the physiological bases of psychological processes
Pulmonology, the specialty in medicine that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract
Radiology, the study of rays, usually ionising radiation
Reflexology, originally the study of reflexes or of reflex responses
Rheology, the study of flow
Rheumatology, the study of rheumatic diseases
Rhinology, the study of the nose
Sarcology, a subsection of anatomy that studies the soft tissues
Scatology, the study of feces
Sedimentology, a branch of geology that studies sediments
Seismology, the study of earthquakes
Selenology, the study of the moon
Serology, the study of blood serum
Sexology, the study of sex
Sitiology, the study of diet
Sociobiology, the study of the effect of evolution on ethology
Sociology, the study of society
Somatology, study of human characteristics
Somnology, the study of sleep
Speleology, the study or exploration of caves
Stomatology, the study of the mouth
Symptomatology, the study of symptoms
Synecology, the study of the ecological interrelationships
Technology, the study of the practical arts
Thermology, the study of heat
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.
Tribology, the study of friction and lubrication
Trichology, the study of hair and the scalp
Typology, the study of classification
Urology, the study of the urogenital tract.
Vaccinology, the study of vaccines
Virology, the study of viruses
Volcanology (or vulcanology), the study of volcanoes
Xenobiology, the study of non-terrestrial life
Xylology, the study of wood
Zooarchaeology, the study and analysis of animal remains at archaeological sites to reconstruct relationships between people, animals, and their environment
Zoology, the study of animals
Zoopathology, the study of animal diseases
Zoopsychology, the study of mental processes in animals
Zymology, the study of fermentation

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