antimagmatist

noun
an·​ti·​mag·​ma·​tist
plural -s

Definition of antimagmatist 

: one that believes that granite and other similar igneous rocks are formed in situ by a process called granitization rather than intruded as magma

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History and Etymology for antimagmatist

anti- entry 1 + New Latin magmat-, magma + English -ist

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