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lithology

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noun, li·thol·o·gy \li-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Definition of lithology

plural lithologies

  1. 1 :  the study of rocks

  2. 2 :  the character of a rock formation; also :  a rock formation having a particular set of characteristics

lithologic play \ˌli-thə-ˈlä-jik\ or lithological play \-ji-kəl\ adjective
lithologically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb



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