lithology

noun
li·thol·o·gy | \li-ˈthä-lə-jē \
plural lithologies

Definition of lithology 

1 : the study of rocks

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

Other Words from lithology

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

First Known Use of lithology

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lithology

litho- + -logy, probably after New Latin lithologia or French lithologie

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