Mineralogies
Mineralogy Min`er*al"o*gy, n.; pl. {Mineralogies}. [Mineral + -logy: cf. F. min['e]ralogie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The science which treats of minerals, and teaches how to describe, distinguish, and classify them. [1913 Webster]

2. A treatise or book on this science. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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