Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [m,ɪnɚ'ɑlədʒi]
meaning of the word
the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them
For astronomy in those days seems to have ranked as a minor science, like mineralogy or meteorology now.
I am no specialist in mineralogy, and I went on down a very ruinous aisle running parallel to the first hall I had entered.