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mineralogy

[min-uh-rol-uh-jee, -ral-uh-]
noun
the science or study of minerals.

Origin:
1680–90; minera(l) + -logy

mineralogical [min-er-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , mineralogic, adjective
mineralogically, adverb
mineralogist, noun
nonmineralogical, adjective
nonmineralogically, adverb
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mineralogy (ˌmɪnəˈrælədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of geology concerned with the study of minerals
 
mineralogical
 
adj
 
mineral'ogic
 
adj
 
mineral'ogically
 
adv
 
miner'alogist
 
n

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