\\ˈplütənə̇st\ noun (-s)
Etymology: plutonic + -ist
: 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

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  • Plutonist — Plu to*nist, n. [Cf. F. plutoniste.] One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See {Plutonism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • plutonist — plu·to·nist …   English syllables

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