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[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.


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