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Wernerian

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

Definition of Wernerian

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

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Origin and Etymology of wernerian

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


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Wernerian

noun \ " \

Definition of Wernerian

plural -s
: a supporter of the Wernerian theory : neptunist

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