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petrography

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noun pe·trog·ra·phy \pə-ˈträ-grə-fē, pe-\

Definition of petrography

  1. :  the description and systematic classification of rocks

petrographer

play \-fər\ noun

petrographic

play \ˌpe-trə-ˈgra-fik\ or

petrographical

play \-fi-kəl\ adjective

petrographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of petrography

New Latin petrographia, from petr- + Latin -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1651


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