petrology definition

  • noun:
    • The part of geology that addresses the foundation, structure, construction, and alteration of rocks.
    • the research regarding the origin, composition and construction of rock
    • The department of science that will be worried about the mineralogical and chemical structure of stones, and with their particular category: lithology.
    • A treatise on petrology.
    • The study of rocks from perspective of the mineralogical composition; lithology; petrography. By some this term can be used in a far more restricted feeling. Start to see the quotation, also petrography.
    • the branch of geology that scientific studies stones: their origin and development and mineral structure and category

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