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min·er·al·o·gy

 (mĭn′ə-rŏl′ə-jē, -răl′-)
n. pl. min·er·al·o·gies
1. The study of minerals, including their distribution, identification, and properties.
2. A book or treatise on mineralogy.

min′er·a·log′i·cal (-ər-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
min′er·a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
min′er·al′o·gist n.

mineralogy

(ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒɪ)
n
(Geological Science) the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
mineralogical, ˌmineralˈogic adj
ˌmineralˈogically adv
ˌminerˈalogist n

min•er•al•o•gy

(ˌmɪn əˈrɒl ə dʒi, -ˈræl ə-)

n.
the science or study of minerals.
[1680–90]
min`er•al•og′i•cal (-ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) min`er•al•og′ic, adj.
min`er•al•og′i•cal•ly, adv.
min`er•al′o•gist, n.

min·er·al·o·gy

(mĭn′ə-rŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.

mineralogy

the branch of geology that studies the physical and chemical structures of minerals. — mineralogist, n.mineralogic, mineralogical, adj.
See also: Geology

mineralogy

The study of minerals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mineralogy - the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing themmineralogy - the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
geode - (mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals
nodule - (mineralogy) a small rounded lump of mineral substance (usually harder than the surrounding rock or sediment)
asterism - (mineralogy) a star-shaped figure with six rays that is seen in some crystal structures under reflected or transmitted light
twins - (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other
Translations
mineralogie
минералогия
mineralogia
mineralogie
mineralogi
mineralogio
mineraloogia
کانی‌شناسی
mineralogia
מינרלוגיה
mineralogija
ásványtan
mineralogia
mineralogi
steindafræði
鉱物学
mineralogija
mineraloģija
mineralogie
mineralógia
mineralogija
минералогија
mineralogi
mineraloji
мінералогія
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