Petrology



[pi-trol-uh-jee] /pɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi/

noun
1.
the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
/pɛˈtrɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocks petrol
n.

1811 (erroneously as petralogy), from petro- (1) “rock” + -ology.
petrology
(pə-trŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.

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