- the science or study of minerals.
Origin of mineralogy
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Examples from the Web for mineralogist
There he was compelled to wait a day for the return of the mineralogist.
Both the mineralogist and metallurgist touch the problem but they do not cover it.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
It has been also called the ‘el Dorado’ of the botanist and the mineralogist.The Valleys of Tirol
R. H. Busk
"Oh, no, the mineralogist had not fooled him," said the parson.The Girl From the Marsh Croft
So late a mineralogist as Hill held this view, which seemed to be general.De Re Metallica
- the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
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Word Origin and History for mineralogist
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
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