Wernerian

adjective
Wer·​ne·​ri·​an | \ ¦wər¦nirēən, (ˈ)ver- \

Definition of Wernerian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to A.G.Werner who classified minerals according to their external characters and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth's crust were formed by depositions from water
2 : of or according to the Wernerian system or theory : neptunian

Wernerian

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Wernerian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a supporter of the Wernerian theory : neptunist

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History and Etymology for Wernerian

Adjective

Abraham G. Werner †1817 German geologist and mineralogist + English -an

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“Wernerian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wernerian. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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