[min-uh-rol-uh-jee, -ral-uh-] /ˌmɪn əˈrɒl ə dʒi, -ˈræl ə-/
the science or study of .
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
1680s, a hybrid from mineral (n.) + -logy or else from French minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical.
The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
[min-er-uh-loid] /ˈmɪn ər əˌlɔɪd/ noun 1. a substance that does not have a definite chemical formula or crystal form.
noun 1. a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water-insoluble liquid, usually of either a standard light density (light mineral oil) or a standard heavy density (heavy mineral oil) consisting of mixtures of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum by distillation: used chiefly as a lubricant, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine as a laxative. noun 1. […]
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for asphalt
noun, (usually used with a plural verb) 1. a volatile distillation product of petroleum, used as a thinner for paints and varnishes. Compare (def 1). noun a refined distillate of petroleum used as a paint thinner; also called white spirits