gemology

or gem·mol·o·gy

[ je-mol-uh-jee ]
/ dʒɛˈmɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science dealing with natural and artificial gemstones.

Nearby words

  1. gemmologist,
  2. gemmulation,
  3. gemmule,
  4. gemmuliferous,
  5. gemmy,
  6. gemot,
  7. gempylid,
  8. gems,
  9. gemsbok,
  10. gemsbuck

Origin of gemology

First recorded in 1965–70; gem + -o- + -logy

Related formsgem·o·log·i·cal, gem·mo·log·i·cal [jem-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒɛm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivegem·ol·o·gist, gem·mol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gemmologist

gemology

gemmology

/ (dʒɛˈmɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of mineralogy that is concerned with gems and gemstones
Derived Formsgemological or gemmological (ˌdʒɛməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivegemologist or gemmologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for gemmologist

gemmologist

n.

1931, from gemmology (1811), from Latin gemma (see gem) + -ology.

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