Wernerian

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adjective

Wer·​ne·​ri·​an
¦wər¦nirēən,
(ˈ)ver-
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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noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

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“Wernerian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wernerian. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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