- the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
Origin of petrology
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The petrology of these may be divided into four type classes:—1.Early Days in North Queensland
Petrology entered upon a new and wider field of investigation.
He was distinguished for his researches on mineralogy, crystallography and petrology.
I got the title of professor from a college back East where I lecture occasionally on mineralogy and petrology.Frontier Boys in the South Seas
The investigation of the crust belongs to geology and of rocks in particular to petrology.
- the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocksAbbreviation: petrol
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Word Origin and History for petrology
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- The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.
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