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mineralogy (n.)

"science which treats of the properties of minerals," 1680s, a hybrid from mineral (n.) + -logy or else from French minéralogie (1640s). Related: Mineralogist; mineralogical.

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Definitions of mineralogy from WordNet

mineralogy (n.)
the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them;
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