- (loosely) petrology.
- the physical characteristics of a rock or stratigraphic unit.
OTHER WORDS FROM lithologylith·o·log·ic [lith-uh-loj-ik], /ˌlɪθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, lith·o·log·i·cal, adjectivelith·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby lithology
How to use lithology in a sentence
We might say that a 'young lady, eminent for great skill in lithology, famed as the discoverer,' etc.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
His observations on the lithology of the deposits accumulated beneath the sea were of special interest and importance.
The second year's work with lithology is carried on largely in the same way as with mineralogy.
It is nearly impossible to provide so abundantly, however, as for mineralogy and lithology.
Stone, as in lithology, the branch of medical science, relating to calculi or concretions.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern