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

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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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