lithology

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litho- +‎ -ology

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lithology (countable and uncountable, plural lithologies)

  1. (uncountable) The study of rocks, with particular emphasis on their description and classification.
  2. (countable) The general composition of a rock or rock sequence.
    • 1983, Jeremy S. Delaney et al., “The Nomenclature of Polymict Basaltic Achondrites”, in Meteoritics & Planetary Science, volume 18, number 2, →DOI:
      The ‘monomict’ meteorites are samples of a single lithology while the polymict meteorites are those containing two or more lithologies.

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