noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1811 a science that deals with the origin, history, occurrence, structure, chemical composition, and classification of rocks • petrologic or petrological adjectivepetrologically adverbpetrologist noun

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  • Petrology — Pe*trol o*gy, n. [Petro + logy.] 1. The department of science which is concerned with the mineralogical and chemical composition of rocks, and with their classification: lithology. [1913 Webster] 2. A treatise on petrology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petrology — 1811 (erroneously as petralogy), from L. petra “rock” + OLOGY (Cf. ology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • petrology — [pə träl′ə jē] n. [ PETRO + LOGY] the branch of geology that deals with the classification, location, composition, structure, and origin of rocks petrologic [pe΄trō läj′ik] adj. petrological petrologically adv. petrologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Petrology — A volcanic sand grain seen under the microscope, with plane polarized light in the upper picture, and cross polarized light in the lower picture. Scale box is 0.25 mm. Petrology (from Greek: πέτρα, petra, rock; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the …   Wikipedia

  • petrology — petrologic /pe treuh loj ik/, petrological, adj. petrologically, adv. petrologist, n. /pi trol euh jee/, n. the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis. [1805 15; PETRO 1 + LOGY] * * * Scientific study of rocks,… …   Universalium

  • petrology — petrografija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis mineraloginę ir cheminę uolienų sudėtį, jų geologines savybes (slūgsojimo sąlygas, paplitimą, kilmę ir kitimą Žemės plutoje ir Žemės paviršiuje). atitikmenys:… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • petrology — noun the study of the origin, composition and structure of rock See Also: petrologist …   Wiktionary

  • petrology — pe|trol|o|gy [ pə tralədʒi ] noun uncount the scientific study of rocks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • petrology — study of rocks Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • petrology — pe·trol·o·gy || pɪ trÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ /pɪ trÉ’ n. study and research of rocks …   English contemporary dictionary

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