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Scientific terms and vocabulary

Econometrics: The application of mathematics in testing economic theories

Economics: The science dealing with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services

Embryology: The study of development of embryos

Entomology: The study of insects

Epidemiology: The branch of medicine dealing with epidemic diseases

Epigraphy: The study of inscriptions

Ethnography: A branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures

Ethology: The study of animal behaviour

Eugenics: The study of the production of better offspring by the careful selection of parents

Genealogy: The study of family origins and history. It includes the compilation of lists of ancestors and arranging them in pedigree charts

Genecology: The study of genetical composition of plant population in relation to their habitats

Genetics: The branch of biology dealing with the phenomena of heredity and the laws governing it

Geobiology: The biology of terrestrial life

Geobotany: The branch of botany dealing with all aspects of relations between plants and the earth's surface

Geochemistry: The study of the chemical composition of the earth's crust and the changes which take place within it

Geography: The development of science of the earth's surface, physical features, climate, population etc.

Geology: The science that deals with the physical history of the earth

Geomedicine: The branch of medicine dealing with the influence of climate and environmental conditions on health

Geomorphology: The study of the characteristics, origin and development of land forms

Geophysics: The physics of the earth

Gerontology: The study of old age, its phenomena, diseases etc

Glaciology: The study of ice and the action of ice in all its forms

Histology: The study of tissues

Horticulture: The cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants

Hydrology: The study of water with reference to its occurrence and properties in the hydrosphere and atmosphere

Hydropathy: The treatment of disease by the internal and external use of water

Hydroponics: The cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than oil

Hydrostatics: The mathematical study of forces and pressures in liquids

Hygiene: The science of health and its preservation

Mammography: Radiography of the mammary glands

Metallography: The study of the crystalline structures of metals and alloys

Mettallurgy: The process of extracting metals from their ores

Meteorology: The science of the atmosphere and its phenomena

Metrology: The scientific study of weights and measures

Microbiology: The study of minute living organisms, including bacteria, molds and pathogenic protozoa

Molecular biology: The study of the structure of the molecules which are of importance in biology

Morphology: The science of organic forms and structures

Mycology: The study of fungi and fungus diseases

Neurology: The study of the nervous system, its functions and its disorders

Neuropathology: The study of diseases of the nervous system

Numerology: The study of numbers. The study of the date and year of one's birth and to determine the influence on one's future life

Odontology: The scientific study of the teeth

Optics: The study of nature and properties of light

Ornithology: The study of birds

Orthopedics: The science of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of musculoskeletal system

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