plutonist

noun

plu·​to·​nist
ˈplütᵊnə̇st
plural -s
: an adherent of the theory that the igneous rocks have solidified from magmas, some of them at great depth below the surface
opposed to neptunist

Word History

Etymology

plutonic + -ist

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“Plutonist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plutonist. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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