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The branch of geology that deals with the origin, composition, structure, and alteration of rocks.
pet′ro·log′ic (pĕt′rə-lŏj′ĭk), pet′ro·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
n, pl -gies
(Geological Science) the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocks. Abbreviation: petrol
petrologic, petrological adj
pe•trol•o•gy(pɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi)
the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
pet•ro•log•ic (ˌpɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪk) pet`ro•log′i•cal, adj.
The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.
the branch of geology that studies the origin, structure, composition, changing, and classification of rocks. — petrologist, n. — petrologic, petrological, adj.See also: Geology
1. The study of the origin and composition of rocks.
2. The study of rocks.
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