geognosy


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geognosy

[jē′äg·nə·sē]
(geology)
The science dealing with the solid body of the earth as a whole, occurrences of minerals and rocks, and the origin of these and their relations.
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In this system the arrangement of simple minerals is almost strictly chemical; but the arrangement and description of the rocks and lavas is founded on certain fanciful ideas respecting their formation, and is extremely ill executed; but an examination of this part of the system of Hauy belongs properly to geognosy.
3 Geognosy: An 18th-century term for the study of the origin, distribution and sequence of minerals and rocks in the earth's crust.
(1874-1884) The county geognosy and mineralogy of Scotland.