the branch of meteorology dealing with clouds
Origin of nephologynepho- + -logy
The branch of meteorology that deals with clouds.
Origin of nephologyGreek nephos, cloud; see nebh- in Indo-European roots + –logy.
- The branch of meteorology that studies clouds.
- His head's always in the clouds, so he must want to study nephology.
From Ancient Greek Î½ÎÏ†Î¿Ï‚ (nephos, “cloud") + -logy.