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The study of the structural aspects of rocks, as distinct from the purely chemical and mineralogical studies that are generally emphasized in other branches of petrology. The term was originally used synonymously with petrofabric analysis, but is sometimes restricted to denote the analysis of only microscopic structural and textural features. See also: Petrofabric analysis; Petrography; Petrology
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