Definition of Lithology. Meaning of Lithology. Synonyms of Lithology

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Definition of Lithology

Lithology
Lithology Li*thol"o*gy, n. [Litho- + -logy: cf. F. lithologie.] 1. The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature. 2. (Med.) A treatise on stones found in the body.

Meaning of Lithology from wikipedia

- The lithology of a rock unit is a description of its physical characteristics visible at outcrop, in hand or core samples or with low magnification microscopy...
- formation consists of a certain amount of rock strata that have a comparable lithology, facies or other similar properties. Formations are not defined by the...
- The meteorite is made up of two distinct lithologies, designated as lithology A and lithology B. Lithology B is an igneous melt, almost certainly originating...
- that form sedimentary rock. Lithology was once approximately synonymous with petrography, but in current usage, lithology focuses on macroscopic hand-sample...
- having interchanging relationships with adjacent m****es of different lithology. e.g.: shale lithosome, limestone lithosome. The fundamental Lithostratigraphic...
- Landing sites of sample return and rover missions superimposed on lithology (Clementine UVVIS). Red: old lunar highlands. Blue: young lunar highlands...
- when beds (layers or rock) of a particular lithology lie between or alternate with beds of a different lithology. For example, sedimentary rocks may be interbedded...
- from Leningrad State University (1933). Major works are devoted to the lithology and paleogeography. He was one of the first to use statistical methods...
- region on the borders of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire counties. The lithology largely consists of unconsolidated sand with clay and minor silt components...
- change in the lithology within a sequence of sedimentary or volcanic rocks, or a distinctive layer or thin bed with a characteristic lithology or fossil content...
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