The study or investigation of crop circles. Example sentences ‘Working in the nascent research field known as cereology, a few scientists have spent many hours devising explanations that the circles come from late night tornados or shifting magnetic fields that ‘electrocute’ the crops.’
Acarology, the study of ticks and mites; Actinobiology, the study of the effects of radiation upon living organisms; Actinology, the study of the effect of light on chemicals; Aerobiology, a branch of biology that studies organic particles, such as bacteria, fungal spores, very small insects and pollen, which are passively transported by the air.
The suffix -logy, or -ology means the 'study of.' To find out what we're studying, we look to the prefix cyto, which means 'cell' and is derived from the Greek word kytos, meaning 'hollow vessel' or 'container.' Put these two together, and we have our definition: cytology is the study of cells.