Sensational Suffixes: OLOGY – 83 Words

anesthesiology

the branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics

anthology

a collection of selected literary passages

anthropology

science of the origins and social relationships of humans

apology

an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone

archaeology

the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people

astrology

divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

audiology

the measurement of hearing

axiology

the study of values and value judgments

biology

the science that studies living organisms

biotechnology

the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes

cardiology

the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases

Christology

the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ

chronology

an arrangement of events in time

climatology

meteorology of climates and their phenomena

cosmology

metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe

criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement

cryptology

the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms

cytology

the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

dermatology

the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases

doxology

a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God

ecology

the environment as it relates to living organisms

embryology

the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

endocrinology

the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions

entomology

the branch of zoology that studies insects

epidemiology

science dealing with the transmission and control of disease

epistemology

the philosophical theory of knowledge

eschatology

the branch of theology that is concerned with final things

ethnology

branch of anthropology dealing with divisions of humankind

etiology

the cause of a disease

etymology

a history of a word

gastroenterology

the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases

geology

science of the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

gerontology

the scientific study of aging and the elderly

gynecology

the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women

hematology

the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood

herpetology

the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

histology

the study of the microscopic structure of tissues

homology

the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

horology

the art of designing and making clocks

hydrology

the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

ichthyology

the branch of zoology that studies fishes

ideology

an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group

immunology

the branch of medical science that studies the body’s immune system

kinesiology

the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement

lexicology

the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language

meteorology

the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere

methodology

the techniques followed in a particular discipline

microbiology

the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

morphology

the study of the structure of animals and plants

musicology

the scholarly and scientific study of music

mythology

the body of stories associated with a culture or institution

nanotechnology

engineering that involves manipulating atoms and molecules

nephrology

the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney – its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders

neurology

the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system

oncology

the study and treatment of tumors

ontology

the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

ophthalmology

the branch of medicine concerned with the eye

ornithology

the branch of zoology that studies birds

paleontology

the earth science that studies fossil organisms

pathology

the branch of medical science that studies diseases

penology

the branch of criminology concerned with prison management

pharmacology

the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects

philology

the humanistic study of language and literature

phonology

the study of the sound system of a given language

phraseology

the manner in which something is expressed in words

phrenology

study of the shape of the skull to determine character

physiology

the science dealing with the functioning of organisms

phytology

the branch of biology that studies plants

psychology

the science of mental life

radiology

the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation

seismology

the branch of geology that studies earthquakes

semiology

a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols

sociology

the study and classification of human societies

tautology

useless repetition

technology

the practical application of science to commerce or industry

teleology

a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

terminology

a system of words used to name things in a discipline

theology

the rational and systematic study of religion

toxicology

the branch of pharmacology that deals with poisons

typology

classification according to general type

urology

the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system

virology

the branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases

zoology

the branch of biology that studies animals
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