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mineralogy

[min-uh-rol-uh-jee, -ral-uh-] /ˌmɪn əˈrɒl ə dʒi, -ˈræl ə-/
noun
1.
the science or study of minerals.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; minera(l) + -logy
Related forms
mineralogical
[min-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɪn ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
mineralogic, adjective
mineralogically, adverb
mineralogist, noun
nonmineralogical, adjective
nonmineralogically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mineralogical

mineralogy

/ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
Derived Forms
mineralogical (ˌmɪnərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), mineralogic, adjective
mineralogically, adverb
mineralogist, noun
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Word Origin and History for mineralogical

mineralogy

n.

1680s, a hybrid from mineral (n.) + -logy or else from French minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical.

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mineralogical in Science
mineralogy
  (mĭn'ə-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of minerals, their composition and properties, and the places where they are likely to occur.
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