Related formsmin·er·al·og·i·cal [min-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɪn ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, min·er·al·og·ic, adjectivemin·er·al·og·i·cal·ly, adverbmin·er·al·o·gist, nounnon·min·er·al·og·i·cal, adjectivenon·min·er·al·og·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for mineralogy
Historical Examples of mineralogy
The intelligent in Mineralogy understand what I would be at.
How they would be delighted with the gallery of mineralogy—how they would be charmed with the theatres!
But Karpin was one of the sharpest boys in the business when it came to mineralogy.
It will be at once seen that these Lectures were not intended for an introduction to mineralogy.
Features articles of interest to students of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.
British Dictionary definitions for mineralogy
Derived Formsmineralogical (ˌmɪnərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or mineralogic, adjectivemineralogically, adverbmineralogist, noun
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
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Word Origin and History for mineralogy
1680s, a hybrid from mineral (n.) + -logy or else from French minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical.
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The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
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