petrologically

petrology

[pi-trol-uh-jee]
noun
the scientific study of rocks, including petrography and petrogenesis.

Origin:
1805–15; petro-1 + -logy

petrologic [pe-truh-loj-ik] , petrological, adjective
petrologically, adverb
petrologist, noun
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petrology (pɛˈtrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
petrol the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocks
 
petrological
 
adj
 
petro'logically
 
adv
 
pe'trologist
 
n

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petrology   (pə-trŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the origin, composition, and structure of rocks.
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