(li t̸häl′ə jē)
- the scientific study of rocks, usually with the unaided eye or with little magnification
- loosely the structure and composition of a rock formation
litho- + -logy
See lithology in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The gross physical character of a rock or rock formation.
- The microscopic study, description, and classification of rock.
- lithˌo·logˈic (lĭthˌə-lŏjˈĭk), lithˌo·logˈi·cal adjective
- lithˌo·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
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