gemology

or gem·mol·o·gy

[ je-mol-uh-jee ]
/ dʒɛˈmɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science dealing with natural and artificial gemstones.

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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