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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A geologist who specializes in the origin, formation, and composition of rocks.

Usage examples (18)
  • Although I'm no expert, I think this is limestone, and the petrologist said we're looking for limestone.
  • Palaeozoic rocks of Brittany and of northern Spain; and on the granitic and metamorphic rocks of Brittany, Dr Barrois has proved himself an accomplished petrologist as...
  • Chatting to others in her office I found that one off them was ex-Birkbeck and the other informed me that the igneous petrologist might indeed now be interested in my...
  • "You could give this to any petrologist or geologist or astronomer on earth, they would run tests, and they would tell you two things: one, it is 190 million years old;... for more
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