Definition of Gemmology

1. Noun. (mineralogy petrology) the branch of mineralogy that studies mineral gems and petrified gemstones ¹



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Definition of Gemmology

1. [n -GIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gemmology

gemmiest
gemmiferous
gemmification
gemmifications
gemmiflorate
gemmily
gemminess
gemminesses
gemming
gemmipares
gemmiparity
gemmiparous
gemmologies
gemmologist
gemmologists
gemmology (current term)
gemmotherapy
gemmulation
gemmule
gemmules
gemmuliferous
gemmy
gemological
gemologically
gemologies
gemologist
gemologists
gemology
gemony
gemoot

Literary usage of Gemmology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Petralogy. A Treatise on Rocks by John Pinkerton (1811)
"... been found in the calcareous rocks of Somma. But the latter substance is only to be regarded as imbedded in the rock, and strictly belongs to gemmology. ..."

2. Tour Through Ireland: Particularly the Interior & Least Known Parts by James Hall (1813)
"... as well as petrology, lithology, gemmology, and the like, the inquisitive among them would find many things here not unworthy their attention. ..."

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