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pe·trol·o·gy

 (pə-trŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.
pet′ro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·trol′o·gist n.

petrology

(pɛˈtrɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
(Geological Science) the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocks. Abbreviation: petrol
petrologic, petrological adj
ˌpetroˈlogically adv
peˈtrologist n

pe•trol•o•gy

(pɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
[1805–15]
pet•ro•log•ic (ˌpɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪk) pet`ro•log′i•cal, adj.
pet`ro•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
pe•trol′o•gist, n.

pe·trol·o·gy

(pə-trŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.

petrology

the branch of geology that studies the origin, structure, composition, changing, and classification of rocks. — petrologist, n.petrologic, petrological, adj.
See also: Geology

petrology

1. The study of the origin and composition of rocks.
2. The study of rocks.
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Noun1.petrology - the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification
geomorphology, morphology - the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
Translations

petrology

[peˈtrɒlɪdʒɪ] Npetrología f

petrology

nGesteinskunde f, → Petrologie f