- the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.
Origin of petrology
Examples from the Web for petrology
Historical Examples of petrology
The petrology of these may be divided into four type classes:—1.Early Days in North Queensland
Petrology entered upon a new and wider field of investigation.
He was distinguished for his researches on mineralogy, crystallography and petrology.
I got the title of professor from a college back East where I lecture occasionally on mineralogy and petrology.Frontier Boys in the South Seas
The investigation of the crust belongs to geology and of rocks in particular to petrology.
- the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocksAbbreviation: petrol
- The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.