Definition of petrology
: a science that deals with the origin, history, occurrence, structure, chemical composition, and classification of rocks
petrologicallyplay \ˌpe-trə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
petrologistplay \pə-ˈträ-lə-jist, pe-\ noun
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Finally, in early August I’ll be headed to a SERC workshop on teaching mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry in Minneapolis –
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Origin and Etymology of petrology
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1811See Words from the same year
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