plutonism

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plutonism

(ˈpluːtɒnɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) geology the theory that the earth's crust was formed by volcanoes or the formation of plutons within the earth's crust

plutonism

a poisoning caused by exposure to radioactive plutonium.
See also: Poison
the theory that all rock surfaces have solidified from magmas, some at great depths below the surface of the earth. Cf. neptunism.plutonist, n.
See also: Geology
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The source of ore elements has been debated since the first confrontations between Plutonists and Neptunists about 220 years ago, and the debate continues to this day.