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Noun: stemmatology
  1. The humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis)
    "stemmatology also plays an important role in musicology";
    - stemmatics

Type of: arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts

Encyclopedia: Stemmatology