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Wernerian

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

Definition of Wernerian

  1. 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. 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 Wer·ne·ri·an \"\

Definition of Wernerian

plural

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  1. :  a supporter of the Wernerian theory :  neptunist

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