lithology

[li-thol-uh-jee] /lɪˈθɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
Geology.
  1. (loosely) petrology.
  2. the physical characteristics of a rock or stratigraphic unit.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the study of the formation, pathology, and treatment of stones in the human body.
Origin
1710–20; litho- + -logy
Related forms
lithologic
[lith-uh-loj-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
lithological, adjective
lithologically, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for lithologically
lithology (lɪˈθɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the physical characteristics of a rock, including colour, composition, and texture
2.  the study of rocks
 
lithologic
 
adj
 
litho'logical
 
adj
 
litho'logically
 
adv
 
li'thologist
 
n

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Word Origin and History for lithologically
lithology
1716, from Mod.L. lithologia, from litho- + -logia (see -logy).
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lithologically in Science
lithology
  (lĭ-thŏl'ə-jē)   
  1. The scientific study and description of rocks, especially at the macroscopic level, in terms of their color, texture, and composition.

  2. The gross physical character of a rock or rock formation.


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