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1. The gross physical character of a rock or rock formation.
2. The microscopic study, description, and classification of rock.
lith′o·log′ic (lĭth′ə-lŏj′ĭk), lith′o·log′i·cal adj.
1. (Geological Science) the physical characteristics of a rock, including colour, composition, and texture
2. (Geological Science) the study of rocks
lithologic, ˌlithoˈlogical adj
li•thol•o•gy(lɪˈθɒl ə dʒi)
a. (loosely) petrology.
b. the physical characteristics of a rock or stratigraphic unit.
lith`o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) lith`o•log′i•cal, adj.
the branch of geology that studies the mineral composition and structure of rocks, usu. macroscopically. Cf. petrography. — lithologic, lithological, adj.See also: Geology
The study of rocks, especially their composition and texture.
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