neptunist

noun

nep·​tun·​ist
-nə̇st
plural -s
: one holding the now obsolete theory that all of the rocks of the earth's crust were formed by the agency of water compare plutonist

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary neptun- (from Latin Neptunus) + -ist

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“Neptunist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neptunist. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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