- the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
Origin of petrology
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From a climber's rather than a petrologist's point of view, volcanic rocks are liable to seem both very hard and very brittle.The Alps
- the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocksAbbreviation: petrol
Word Origin and History for petrologist
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- The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.
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