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plutonism


plutonism

noun plu·to·nism \ˈplüt-ən-ˌiz-əm\

Definition of PLUTONISM

:  radiation sickness resulting from exposure to plutonium

Biographical Note for PLUTONISM

Plu·to \ˈplüt-(ˌ)ō\ Greek mythological character. Pluto, who was also known as Hades, was the god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. The brother of the gods Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia, he had Persephone as his consort and queen. The ancients perceived him to be a grim, cold god who justly but mercilessly ruled his shadowy subterranean kingdom.
March 06, 2015
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