Geognosy
Geognosy Ge*og"no*sy, n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + gnw^sis knowing, knowledge, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. g['e]ognosie.] That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.

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  • geognosy — ge·og·no·sy …   English syllables

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