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Branches of Biology

TermDefinition
Anatomy The study of the structures of organisms
Bacteriology The study of bacteria
Biology The study of living things
Botany The study of plants
Bryology The study of mosses
Cytology The study of cells
Ecology The study of the relationship of organisms to their environment
Embryology The study of the early development of plants and animals
Entomology The study of insects
Evolution The study of the origin and change in living things
Genetics The study of heredity
Herpetology The study of reptiles
Histology The study of tissues
Ichthyology The study of fishes
Marine Biology The study of living things in the ocean
Mycology The study of fungi
Oceanography The study of sea water
Ornithology The study of birds
Paleontology The study of fossils (life of past geological time periods)
Parasitology The study of parasites
Pathology The study of diseases of organisms
Phycology The study of algae
Physiology The study of of the function of an organism
Taxidermy The preservation and mounting of animals
Taxonomy The naming and grouping (classification) of organisms
Virology The study of viruses
Zoology The study of animals
Created by: Vance Remdes