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List of Branches of Science and Definition

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Branch of Science and their Description:

Branches of Biology (Zoology and Botany):

Angiology: Study of Blood Vascular System
Anthropology: Study of origin and development of mankind
Astronomy: Study of Heavenly bodies
Bacteriology: Study of bacteria
Cytology: Study of Cells
Cardiology: Study of Heart
Dermatology: Study of Skin
Embryology: Study of development of Embryos
Etiology: Study of causes of Diseases
Entomology: Study of Insects
Geology: Study of Earth
Genetics: Study of phenomena of Heredity
Gynaecology: Study of Female Reproductive System
Hepatology: Study of Liver
Holography: Study of Three Dimensional Image using Laser is called
Immunology: Study of immunity
Mycology: Study of Fungi and fungus diseases
Myology: Study of Muscles
Neurology: Study of the Nervous system
Nephrology: Study of Kidneys
Opthamology: Study of Eyes and its diseases
Ornithology: Study of Birds
Oncology: Study of Tumors
Otology: Study of Ears
Osteology: Study of Bones
Pathology: Study of diseases, symptoms, cause and remedy
Pisciculture: Study of Fish
Pedology: Study of Soils
Phycology: Study of Algae
Palaeontology: Study of Fossils
Serology: Study of Serum
Serpentology: Study of Snakes
Sericulture: Study of Silk Worms and Raw Silk
Urology: Study of Urinary system
Virology: Study of Viruses

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Branches of Chemistry:

Agrochemistry: Deals with application of Chemistry in agriculture, food processing and environmental remediation.

Physical Chemistry: Physical chemistry gives overall theoretical description of organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry.

Organic Chemistry: It deals with compounds containing carbon. It also helps in petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and textile industries.

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Inorganic Chemistry: It deals with non-organic and non carbon containing compounds. Geo-chemistry and bio-organic chemistry are also part of Inorganic chemistry.

Biochemistry: Biochemistry which also known as biological chemistry or physiological chemistry studies chemical composition of living bodies biological molecules like lipids, carbohydrates and proteins etc.

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Branches of Physics:

Acoustics: study of sound and its properties

Electromagnetism: study of forces between electrically charged particles

Mechanics: deals with  behaviour of objects and systems under / in response to various forces.

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Nuclear physics: deals with study of atomic nucleus and nuclear reactions

Optics: Study of nature and properties of light

Plasma physics: study of highly ionized gases

Quantum physics: study of electromagnetic radiation

Relativistic Physics: studies light and speed of light

Solid state physics: study of physical properties of solid material

Temperature physics: deals with maintenance of temperature

Thermodynamics: study of heat and other forms of energy

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  • these are only bio science branches, please add physical and chemical branches of science. anyway thanks for info