Ologies

-ology, a suffix derived from the Greek logos,
meaning the 'study of', 'specialty in' or 'art of' a given scientific or medical field.

The following is a long list of ologies, along with their fields of study. Many are common and respected
- many more are obscure and unusual.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

AbiologyInanimate things
AcarologyMites & ticks
AceologyTherapeutics
AcologyTherapeutic remedies
AcridilogyGrasshoppers & locusts
AcropathologyDiseases affecting the extremities
ActinologyThe chemical effects of light
AdenologyGlands
AedoeologyGenerative organs
AerobiologyAirborne microorganisms
AerogeologyGeological features using aerial observation
AerolithologyAerolites
AerologyAtmosphere
AeropalynologyPolen & spores in the atmosphere
AetiologyCauses, especially of diseases
AgathologyThe good
AgmatologyFractures
AgniologyHuman ignorance
AgriologyThe customs of primitive peoples
AgrobiologyCrop-plants & soil control
AgroclimatologyAgricultural meteorology
AgroecologySustainable farming systems
AgrogeologyGeology applied to agricultural needs
AgrologyAgricultural soils
AgrometeorologyThe weather's effect on landscape
AgrostologyGrasses
AgrotechnologyTechnological farming systems
AitiologyAetiology
AlethiologyThe nature of truth
AlgologyAlgae
AlimentologyNutrition
AllergologyAllergies
AlphabetologyThe significance of letters of the alphabet
AmphibiologyAmphibia
AnaesthesiologyAnaesthesia
AnaplastologyProsthetic devices
AnarchaeologyAnarchist cultures
AnatripsologyFriction as a medical treatment
AndrologyMale impotence
AnesthesiologyAnaesthesiology
AngelologyAngels & their hierarchy
AnemologyWind
AngelologyAngelic beings
AngiologyBlood vessels & lymphatics
AngiopathologyDiseased blood vessels
AnthoecologyThe relationship of flowers & their environment
AnthropobiologyHuman biological relationships
AnthropologyHumans, mankind
AnthropomorphologyThe ascribing of non-human beings with human attributes
AnthroposociologyThe human races
AnthrozoologyAnimal-human relationships
AphasiologySpeech disorders
AphnologyWealth
ApiologyBees
ArachnologyArachnids
AraneologySpiders
ArchaeogeologyGeological formations of the remote past
ArchaeologyAncient cultures
ArchaeozoologyPast human-animal relationships
ArchologyGovernment
ArcologyArchitecture & ecology
AreologyThe planet Mars
AretologyVirtue
ArgyrothecologyMoneyboxes
AristologyDining
ArteriologyArteries
ArthrologyJoints
ArthropathologyDiseases of the joints
AsianologyFine Asian women
AssyriologyAssyria
AstacologyCrayfish
AstheniologyDiseases caused by weakening
AsthmologyAsthma
AstrobiologyThe search for extraterrestrial life
AstrogeologyExtraterrestrial geology
AstrolithologyMeteorites
AstrologyThe influence of star movements
AstrometeorologyThe effects of heavenly bodies on weather
AstroseismologyStar oscillations
AstrotheologyTheology founded on observation of celestial bodies
AtmologyWatery vapour
AtomologyAtoms
AtmospherologyThe atmosphere
AudiologyHearing
AutecologyThe ecology of an individual species
AutobuyologyCar buying
AutologyOneself
AutonumerologyAutomobile license plate numbers
AuxanologyThe growth & sexual development of children
AuxologyGrowth
AxiologyThe ultimate nature of values
AzoologyInanimate nature

B

BacteriologyBacteria
BalneologyNatural & medicinal baths
BarologyWeight & gravitation
BascologyThe Basques
BatologyBrambles
BibliologyBooks; the Bible
BiocenologyInteractions between communities of organisms
BioclimatologyThe effects of climate on living organisms
BiocoenologyEcologically interdependent plant & animal relationships
BioecologyThe interaction of life & the environment
BiologyPhysical life
BiometeorologyWeather & human health
BiospeleologyCave animal life
BiotechnologyBiological technology
BlogologyBlogs
BromatologyFood
BrontologyThunder
BryologyMosses

C

CaliologyBird's nests
CampanologyBells
CancerologyCancer
CarabidologyCarabids
CarcinologyCrustaceans
CardiologyHeart function & disease
CaricologySedges
CarpologyFruits & seeds
CartologyMaps & map-making
CatachronobiologyDeleterious effects of time on a living system
CecidiologyInsect galls
CephalologyThe head
CerebrologyThe cerebrum
CereologyCrop circles
CetologyWhales
ChaologyChaos theory
CharacterologyCharacter
ChemoimmunologyChemical processes in immunology
ChessologyChess
ChirologyPalmistry
ChondrologyCartilages
ChoreologyDance movements
ChorologyGeographical distribution
ChresmologyOracles
ChristologyJesus Christ
ChromatologyColours
ChronobiologyBiological rhythms
ChronologyHistorical records, etc.
ChronooncologyInfluence of biological rhythms on neoplastic growth
ChronopharmacologyRhythmic, predictable-in-time differences effects of drugs
ChrysologyPrecious metals
ClimatologyClimate
ClinologyIndividual decline after maturity
CoccidologyScale insects
CodicologyManuscripts
ColeopterologyBeetles & weevils
ColoproctologyThe colon, rectum & anus
CometologyComets
ConchologyShells
ConiologyKoniology
ConscientologyConsciousness
ConspiratologyConspiracy theories
CoprologyPornography
CosmecologyAstrology
CosmetologyCosmetics
CosmochronologyThe age of stars
CosmologyThe universe
CrainiologySkulls
CrenologyThe therapeutic use of mineral springs
CriminologyCrime & criminals
CriteriologyEpistemology
CrustaceologyCrustaceans
CryobiologyThe effects of cold on organisms
CryologySnow, ice & frozen ground
CryopedologyThe effects of intense frost on soil
CryptologyCodes & cyphers
CryptozoologyMythical creatures
CrystallologyCrystals
CtetologyAcquired characteristics
CyclonologyCyclones
CyesiologyPregnancy
CynologyDogs
CystologyCysts
CytologyCells
CytopathologyCell diseases

D

DactyliologyFinger-rings
DactylologySign language
DaemonologyDemonology
DantologyDante Alighieri & his work
DefectologySpecial education
DeltiologyPostcards
DemologyHuman activities
DemonologyDemons & evil spirits
DendrochronolgyTree growth rings
DendroclimatologyTree growth & climate
DendrohydrologyHydrological phenomena using tree-ring data
DendrologyTrees
DendropyrochronologyWildfires using tree-ring data
DeontologyMoral duty
DermatologyThe skin & related diseases
DermatoneurologyThe nerves of the skin
DermatopathologyInflammatory skin diseases
DermatovenerologySkin & venereal diseases
DermonosologyThe nomenclature & classification of skin diseases
DesmidiologyDesmids
DesmologyLigaments & sinews
DiabetologyDiabetes mellitus
DiabologyDevils
DialectologyDialect
DiplomatologyDiplomats
DipterologyTwo-winged insects
DocimologyExperimental testing or inquiry
DosiologyDoses
DraconologyDragons
DysteleologyPurposelessness in nature

E

EcclesiologyChurches
EccrinologyExcretion & secretion
EchinologyEchinoderms
EcologyInteractions in environments
EcopsychologyEcology & psychology
EcotoxicologyEnvironmental pollutants
EdaphologySoils
EditologyEditing
EgyptologyAncient Egypt
EidologyMental imagery
ElectrobiologyThe electric phenomena of living organisms
ElectrologyHair removal using electrical probes
ElectrophysiologyElectric phenomena in living organisms
ElectrotechnologyElectricity in technology
EmblematologyEmblems
EmbryologyEmbryos
EmetologyVomiting
EmmenologyMenstruation
EncephalologyThe brain
EndemiologyIndigenous diseases
EndocrinologyGlands
EnigmatologyPuzzles
EnologyOenology
EnteradenologyThe glands of the alimentary canal
EnterologyThe intestines
EntomechologyThe design of mechanical insects
EntomologyInsects
EntozoologyAnimals that live inside other animals
EntreprenologyThe creation & extraction of value from an environment
EnzymologyEnzymes
EpidemiologyEpidemic diseases
EpileptologyEpilepsy
EpiphytologyPlant diseases
EpistemologyKnowledge
EpizootiologyAnimal diseases
EremologyDeserts
ErgologyThe effects of work on humans
ErotologySexual stimuli & behaviour
EscapologyEscape from confinement
EschatologyDeath, resurrection, afterlife, etc.
EsperatologyEsperanto
EsthematologySenses & sense organs
EsthesiologySensory phenomena
EsthesiophysiologyThe physiology of sensation & the sense organs
EthnobiologyLife pertaining to certain peoples
EthnologyHuman races
EthnoarchaeologyArchaeology of different societies
EthnomethodologyEveryday human communication by speech
EthnomusicologyThe music of different societies
EthnopsychologyThe comparative psychology of races & peoples
EthologyAnimal or human behaviour
EtiologyAetiology
EtruscologyThe Etruscans
EtymologyThe origin of words
ExobiologyThe possibility of extraterrestrial life

F

FaunologyThe geographical distribution of animals
FermentologyBeer brewing
FetologyThe fetus in the uterus
FilicologyFerns
FilmologyFilms
FluviologyWatercourses
FluviomorphologyThe formation & characteristics of river channels
FoliologyAutumnal leaf colour changes
FontologyFonts
FossilologyFossil organisms
FromologyCheeses
FungologyFungi
FuturologyThe future

G

GalvanologyGalvanism
GarbologyWaste disposal
GastroenterologyDiseases of the stomach & intestines
GastrologyThe stomach
GelotologyLaughter
GemmologyGems
GenecologyAnimal species & their environment
GeneologyFamily history (genealogy)
GenesiologyHeredity or procreation
GeochronologyGeological time
GeohydrologySubterranean water
GeologyThe earth's crust & strata
GeomorphologyLand forms
GeomythologyGeology using folklore
GeotectologyThe structure of the earth's crust
GephyrologyBridges
GeratologyAgeing & decay
GerodontologyAge-related oral diseases
GerontologyCharacteristics of old age
GhostologyGhosts
GizmologyTechnological gadgetry
GlaciologyGlaciers
GlossologyThe tongue
GlottochronologyThe history of language
GlottologyLanguage
GlycobiologyMolecules containing carbohydrates
GlyptologyGem engravings
GnathologyDental occlusions
GnomonologyGnomonics
GnosiologyKnowledge
GnotobiologyGerm-free life
GooglologyThe Google search engine
GoogologyLarge numbers
GraminologyGrasses
GrammatologyWriting systems
GraphologyHandwriting
GraphopathologyHandwriting as a symptom of mental disorder
GynaecologyThe functions & diseases of women

H

HaematologyBlood
HaemorheologyBlood viscosity
HagiologySaints
HamartiologySin
HarmonologyHarmonisation
HedonologyPleasure
HelcologyUlcers
HeliologyThe sun
HelioseismologySolar wave oscillations
HelminthologyWorms, especially parasitic
HemipterologyHemipteras
HemopathologyBood diseases
HeortologyReligious festivals
HepaticologyLiverworts
HerbologyMedicinal herbs
HeresiologyHeresy
HerpetologyReptiles & amphibians
HeterologyAbnormalities in tissue structure
HexicologyEcology
HexiologyHabits
HieroglyphologyHieroglyphs
HierologyReligious or sacred literature or lore
HippologyHorses
HippopathologyDiseases of horses
HistiologyHistology
HistologyOrganic tissue
HistophysiologyThe structure & function of tissues
HistoriologyHistory
HittitologyThe Hittites
HomerologyHomer & his poems
HoplologyWeapons & fighting systems
HormonologyHormones
HorologyThe measurement of time
HumorologyHumour
HydrobiologyThe biology of aquatic organisms
HydrogeologyThe geological effects of water
HydrologyWater
HydrometeorologyAtmospheric moisture
HyetologyRainfall
HygiologyHygiene
HygrologyHumidity
HylologyMatter
HymenopterologyInsects with four membranous wings
HymnologyHymns
HypnologySleep

I

IamatologyMedical remedies
IatrologyMedicine
IchnolithologyIchnology
IchnologyFossil footprints
IchthyologyFish
IconologyImages, pictures, etc.
IdeologyIdeas
IdiomologyIdioms
ImmunohematologyBlood group antigens & antibodies
ImmunologyImmunity
ImmunopathologyDiseases of the immune system
IndologyIndia
InsectologyEntomology
IrenologyPeace
IridologyThe iris of the eye

J

JapanologyJapan

K

KalologyBeauty
KaryologyCell nuclei & chromosomes
KidologyKidding
KinesiologyHuman movement
KinologyMotion
KoniologyDust & germs in the atmosphere
KremlinologyThe Russian government
KtenologyKilling
KymatologyWave motion

L

LabologyBeer & wine bottle labels
LalopathologySpeech disorders
LaryngologyThe larynx
LatrinologyWritings on toilet walls
LectinologyLectins
LemologyEpidemic diseases
LepidopterologyButterflies & moths
LeprologyLeprosy
LexicologyWords & their meanings
LichenologyLichens
LimacologySlugs
LimnobiologyFreshwater life
LimnologyBodies of fresh water
LipsologyLip prints
LithoidologyRocks
LithologyThe composition, structure & classification of rocks
LiturgiologyLiturgical forms
LogologyWords
LogyologyThe study of
LoimologyPlagues
LudologyGames
LymphologyThe lymphatic system

M

MachirologyKnives
MacrocosmologyThe universe
MacrometeorologyLargest-scale aspects of the atmosphere
MagirologyCookery
MalacologyMollusks
MalacostracologyCrustaceology
MalariologyMalaria
MammalogyMammals
MantologyDivination
MariologyThe Virgin Mary
MartyrologyMartyrs
MastologyMammalogy
MeconologyOpium
MelissopalynologyHoney
MellittologyBees
MembranologyMembranes
MereologyPart-whole relationships
MesologyEcology
MesometeorologyMesoscale atmospheric phenomena
MetapsychologyPsychology beyond the limits of experimentation
MeteorologyAtmosphere, weather prediction
MethodologyOrder
MetrologyMeasurement
MiasmologyMiasmas
MicrobiologyMicroorganisms
MicroclimatologyMicroclimates
MicrometeorologySmall-scale weather conditions
MicropalaeontologyMicroscopic fossils
MicrophytologyMicroscopic vegetable organisms
MicrologyMicroscopic objects
MicroseismologySmall earth tremors
MineralogyMinerals
MixologyCocktail recipes
MnesiologyMemory
MolinologyMills & milling
MomiologyMummies
MonadologyMonads
MorphologyThe structure of organisms
MuscologyMosses
MuseologyMuseum management
MusicologyMusic
MycetologyMycology
MycologyFungi
MycotoxicologyToxic fungi
MyologyMuscles
MyrmecologyAnts
MythologyMyths

N

NanotechnologyVery small objects
NaologyEcclesiastical buildings
NarratologyNarrative works
NasologyThe nose
NassologyTaxidermy
NematologyNematodes
NeologyNew words
NeonatologyNewborn babies
NeossologyNestling birds
NephologyClouds
NephrologyThe kidneys
NerterologyThe dead or the underworld
NeurobiologyThe biology of the nervous system
NeuroendocrinologyNeuroendocrine systems
NeurologyNerve systems
NeuropathologyDiseases of the nervous system
NeuropharmacologyNervous system medication
NeurophysiologyFunctions of the nervous system
NeuropsychologyPsychology based on the nervous system
NeuropterologyInsects of the order Neuroptera
NeuroradiologyRadiology of the nervous system
NeurotheologyThe biochemical origins of religious experiences
NeurypnologyHypnotism & sleep
NidologyBird's nests
NomologyLaw
NoologyIntuition & reason
NosetiologyCauses of disease
NosologyClassification of diseases
NostologySenility
NumerologyThe significance of numbers
NumismatologyCoins & medals
NymphologyNymphs

O

OceanologyOceans
OdologyThe mystical force of od
OdonatologyDragonflies
OdontologyTeeth
OecologyEcology
OenologyWines
OikologyDomestic economy
OlfactologySmells
OligochaetologyOligochaete worms
OmenologyOmens
OmbrologyRain
OmnibologyMotorbuses
OncologyTumours & cancers
OneirologyDreams
OnomasiologyRelated words & their meanings
OnomatologyNames
OntologyThe nature of being
OnychopathologyDiseases of the nails
OologyBird's eggs
OphidologyAmphibians & reptiles
OphiologySnakes
OphthalmologyEyes
OpsonologyOpsonin
OptologySight
OrchidologyOrchids
OrganologyThe organs of the body
OrismologyDefinitions of technical terms
OrnithologyBirds
OrologyMountains
OrrhologyBlood serums
OrthopterologyInsects of the order Orthoptera
OryctologyMineralogy or palaeontology
OsmologySmells & olfactory processes
OsphresiologyOsmology
OsteologyBones
OsteopathologyDiseases of the bones
OtolaryngologyDiseases of the ear & throat
OtologyThe ears
OtorhinolaryngologyEar, nose & throat medicine
OurologyUrology
OvologyEggs

P

PachydermatologyElephant skin
PaedologyChildren
PaidonosologyPaediatrics
PalaeichthyologyExtinct fishes
PalaeoanthropologyAncient human-like creatures
PalaeobiologyAncient life
PalaeobotanyFossil plants
PalaeoclimatologyClimates of the geological past
PalaeodendrologyFossil trees
PalaeoecologyThe ecology of ancient organisms
PalaeoentomologyFossil insects
PalaeoetiologyPast events in terms of scientific causes
PalaeogeologyBuried geological features
PalaeohydrologyPast hydrologic systems
PalaeolimnologyLake sediments
PalaeologyAntiquities
PalaeometeorologyPast patterns of global atmospheric transport
PalaeontologyAncient life, through fossils
Palaeo-ornithologyFossil birds
Palaeo-osteologyAncient bones
PalaeopathologyDiseases of the past
PalaeopedologyEarly soils
PalaeophytologyFossil plants
PalaeotempestologyAncient storms
PalaeozoologyAncient animals
PalynologyPollen & spores
PantologyAll branches of knowledge
PantheologyTheology embracing all religions
PapyrologyPapyri
ParapsychologyExtraordinary mental phenomena
ParasitologyParasites
ParoemiologyProverbs
ParthenologyVirginity
PathologyDisease
PatrologyPatristics
PedologySoil
PelologyMud as a therapy
PenologyPunishment & prison management
PeriodontologyDiseases of tissue around teeth
PernalogyPearls
PestologyPests, especially insects
PetrologyRocks
PhagologyEating
PhallologyThe penis
PhantasmologySpiritualistic manifestations & apparitions
PhantomologySupernatural beings
PharmacoendocrinologyThe pharmacology of endocrine function
PharmacologyDrugs
PharologyLighthouses
PharyngologyThe pharynx
PhenologyPeriodic biological phenomena
PhenomenologyPhenomenons
PherologyThe human carrying capacity of the Earth
PhilematologyKissing
PhilologyLanguage
PhlebologyVeins
PhonologySpeech sounds
PhorologyDisease carriers & epidemic or endemic diseases
PhotobiologyThe effects of light on living organisms
PhotologyLight
PhrenologySkull form as indication of character
PhthisiologyPulmonary tuberculosis
PhycologySeaweeds or algae
PhysicologyPhysics
PhysiologyThe functions of living organisms
PhytobacteriologyPlant bacteria
PhytolithologyPalaeobotany
PhytologyPlants
PhytomorphologyPlant morphology
PhytonematologyPlant nematodes
PhytopaleontologyFossil plants
PhytopathologyPlant diseases
PhytopharmacologyMedicinal plants
PhytophenologyPlant phenology
PhytophysiologyPlant physiology
PhytosociologyPlant relationships & characteristics
PhytovirologyPlant viruses
PiscatologyFishing
PisteologyFaith
PistologyPisteology
PlacentologyThe placenta
PlanetologyPlanets
PlangonologyDolls
PlanktologyPlankton
PlebologyAdolescents
PlutologyWealth
PneumatologySpiritual existence
PneumonologyThe lungs
PodologyThe feet
PoenologyPenology
PogonologyBeards
PolemologyWars
PolychaetologyPloychaete worms
PomologyFruit growing
PonerologyEvil
PosologyMedical doses
PotamologyRivers
PraxiologyHuman action & conduct
PrimatologyPrimates
ProctologyThe anus & rectum
ProjectiologyOut-of-body experiences
PromorphologyCrystallography of organic forms
ProtistologyProtists
ProtoanthropologyHumans prior to the invention of writing
ProtoarcheologyPrehistoric human artifacts & fossils
ProtozoologySingle-celled animals
PsephologyElections & voting
PsychobiologyBiology relating to mind & behaviour
PsychologyMind & behaviour
PsychopathologyMental & behavioural aberrance
PsychopharmacologyThe effects of drugs on the mind
PsychophysiologyMental phenomena
PsychosociologyIssues common to psychology & sociology
PsychotechnologyPsychology in problem solving etc.
PteridologyFerns
PterylologyThe arrangement of bird's feathers
PtochologyPauperism & unemployment
PulicologistFleas
PunnologyPuns
PyramidologyPyramids
PyretologyFevers
PyrgologyTowers
PyritologyPyrites
PyrologyHeat or fever & its effects

Q

QuinologyThe cinchona

R

RabdologyArithmetic using Napier's Bones
RaciologyRacial differences
RadiobiologyThe effects of radiation on the body
RadioecologyThe environmental impact of radioactive substances
RadiogeologyThe relation of radioactivity to geology
RadioimmunologyImmunology using radiology
RadiologyHigh-energy radiation
RadiotechnologyRadiological technologies
ReactologyPsycholological reactions
ReflexologyReflexes
RespirologyRespiration
RhabdologyRabdology
RhematologyRhemes
RheologyFlow & deformation of matter
RheumatologyRheumatism
RhinologyThe nose
RoentgenologyRadiology
RumpologyFortune telling by reading the rump
RunologyRunes

S

SarcologyFleshy parts of the body
SatanologySatan
ScatologyExcrement or obscenity
ScelerologyThe outercoat of the eyeball
ScolecologyHelminthology
SedimentologySedimentary rocks
SeismologyEarthquakes
SelenolgyThe moon
SelenomorphologyThe lunar surface & landscape
SemantologyThe meaning of words
SemasiologySemantics
SematologySemantics
SemeilogySemiology
SemiologySigns & symbols
SerologySerums
SexologySexual behaviour
SiagonologyJawbones
SialosemeiologySaliva as an aid to diagnosis
SindologyShrouds
SindonologyThe Turin Shroud
SinologyChina
SiphonapterologyFleas
SitiologyDiet
SitologySitiology
SkatologyScatology
SociobiologyHuman & animal social behaviour
SociologySociety
SomatologyThe properties of substances
SomatotypologySomatotypes
SophiologyIdeas
SophologyWisdom
SoteriologySalvation
SovietologyThe Soviet Union
SpectrologySpectrum analysis
SpelaeologySpeleology
SpeleologyCaves
SpermologySeeds
SphagnologyPeat or bog moss
SphygmologyThe pulse
SplanchnologyThe viscera
SplenologyThe spleen
SpongologySponges
StasiologyPolitical parties
StemmatologyRelationships between texts
StereologyGeometrical quantities
StigmeologyProper punctuation
StoichiologyAnimal tissues
StomatologyMouth disorders
StoriologyFolklore
StromatologyThe formation of stratified rocks
StygobiologyStygobites
SuicidologySuicide
SumerologyThe Sumerians
SymbologySymbols
SymptomatologyDisease symptoms
SynchronologyComparative chronology
SyndesmologyLigaments
SynechologyContinuity or union of things
SynecologyEcological communities
SynosteologyArthrology
SyphilologySyphilis
SystematologySystematics
SystemologyThe logic of systems

T

TartarologyHell
TaxologyTaxonomy
TechnicologyTechnology
TechnologyMechanical arts
TecnologyChildren
TegestologyBeer mats
TeleologyFinal causes
TeleseismologyTremors due to distant earthquakes
TelmatologySwamps
TenontologyTendons
TephrochronologyTephra deposits
TeratologyCongenital malformations
TerminologyTerms
TestaceologyConchology
TeuthologyCephalopods
TextologyThe production of texts
ThanatologyDeath
ThaumatologyWonders and miracles
TheologyTheistic religion
ThereologyTherapeutics
TheriogenologyAnimal reproductive systems
ThermatologyHeat as a medical remedy
ThermologyHeat
TherologyWild mammals
ThremmatologyAnimal & plant breeding
ThrepsologyNutrition
ThymologyThe feelings
TidologyTides
TimbrologyPostage stamps
TimologyValues
TocologyObstetrics
TonologyTones or speech intonations
TopologyGeometrical properties & relationships
ToxicologyPoisons
TrachelologyThe neck
TraumatologyWounds
TribologyFriction & lubrication
TrichologyHair
TrophologyNutrition
TropologyFigures of speech
TsiganologyGypsies
TsiologyTea
TurkologyTurkey
TyphlologyBlindness
TypologyTypes, especially Biblical
TyptologySpirit rappings

U

UfologyUnidentified flying objects
UniversologyThe universe
UranologyThe heavens
UrbanologyCities
UredinologyRusts
UrenologyRust moulds
UrinologyUrology
UrogynecologyFemale pelvic floor disorders
UrolithologyUrinary calculi
UrologyThe urinary system
UronologyUrine

V

VaccinologyVaccines
VenereologyVenereal diseases
VermeologyWorms
VexillologyFlags
VictimologyVictims
VinologyWines & winemaking
VirologyViruses
VitaminologyVitamins
VolcanologyVulcanology
VulcanologyVolcanoes
VulvologyVaginas

X

XenobiologyExtraterrestrial life
XenozoologyAnimal alien life forms
XylologyThe structure of wood

Z

ZoologyAnimals
ZoonosologyZoonotic bacterial diseases
ZoopathologyAnimal pathology
ZoophysiologyAnimal physiology
ZoophytologyBiology of zoophytes
ZoopsychologyAnimal psychology
ZygologyJoining & fastening
ZymologyFermentation
 

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Note: While the majority of words ending in 'ology' mean 'the science of', systematic study of', etc.,
there are exceptions, for example:

acyrology (obsolete, incorrect diction), amphibology (ambiguous speech), antapology (a reply to an apology), anthology (a collection of literary pieces), apology (a statement of regret), arcology (a self-contained city or other environment), atheology (antagonism to theology), battology (unnecessary repetition), cacology (incorrect diction), carphology (the grasping movements of delirious patients), curiology (picture-writing), dicaeology (a form of rhetorical device), dittology (a double reading of a text), doxology (a hymn of praise to God), eikonolgy (metaphor), euchology (a prayer book), gigantology (an account or description of giants), gnomology (a collection of maxims), haplology (a speech omission), hemerology (a calendar), heterology (lack of correspondence between bodily parts), historiology (a discourse on history), homology (correspondence), leptology (a tedious discourse on trifling things), macrology (redundancy), martyrology (a history of martyrs), mateology (a vain, unprofitable discourse or inquiry), menology (a calendar of months), misology (hatred of reason or knowledge), monology (soliloquy), morology (nonsense), necrology (a death-roll), onology (foolish discourse), orthology (correct use of words), pantology (a system of universal knowledge), paradoxology (the use of paradoxes), parisology (the use of ambiguous words), paromology (a debating strategy), perissology (superfluity of words), phraseology (a mode of expression), pseudology (lie-telling), psilology (love of empty talk or noise), Scientology (a religious movement), tautology (repetition using different words), tecnology (teaching of children), (Torontology (a branch of metaphysics), tropology (use of figurative language), xenodochienology (jocular, love of hotels & inns).


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