lithology

noun li·thol·o·gy \ li-ˈthä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of lithology

plural lithologies
1 : the study of rocks
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 \ˌli-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

lithologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of lithology

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


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