petrography[pə träg′rə fē]
petrography definition by Webster's New World
the branch of petrology that deals with the description and classification of rocks, esp. by means of examination under a microscope
Origin: Modern Latin petrographia: see petro- plush -graphy
petrography definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The description and classification of rocks.
- pe·trogˈra·pher noun
- petˌro·graphˈic , petˌro·graphˈi·cal adjective
- petˌro·graphˈi·cal·ly adverb
petrography - Science Definition
The description and classification of rocks, especially by means of microscopic analysis.