Mineralogy



[min-uh-rol-uh-jee, -ral-uh-] /ˌmɪn əˈrɒl ə dʒi, -ˈræl ə-/

noun
1.
the science or study of .
/ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
n.

1680s, a hybrid from mineral (n.) + -logy or else from French minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical.
mineralogy
(mĭn’ə-rŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.

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