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plu·ton·ic

 (plo͞o-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Of deep igneous or magmatic origin: plutonic rocks.

[From Latin Plūtō, Plūtōn-, Pluto; see Pluto.]

plutonic

(pluːˈtɒnɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) (of igneous rocks) derived from magma that has cooled and solidified below the surface of the earth. Also: abyssal
[C20: named after Pluto1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plutonic - of igneous rock that has solidified beneath the earth's surface; granite or diorite or gabbro
intrusive - of rock material; forced while molten into cracks between layers of other rock
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plutonic

[pluːˈtɒnɪk] adjplutonico/a
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Toward noon, the doctor, for the purpose of burying the body, decided to descend into a ravine, in the midst of some plutonic rocks of primitive formation.
Also, he learned that Gluck had just sailed on the Green Star liner Plutonic for the United States.
When the Plutonic arrived off Sandy Hook she was boarded by Bannerman from a Government tug, and Emil Gluck was made a prisoner.
He spoke in a strange northern accent; his thoughts being turned inwards upon himself, his eye on his iron charge, hardly perceiving the scenes around him, and caring for them not at all: holding only strictly necessary intercourse with the natives, as if some ancient doom compelled him to wander here against his will in the service of his Plutonic master.
These cliffs, I may remark, are basaltic, and therefore plutonic.
After lunch had tailed off with exquisite coffee and liqueurs, the guests were introduced to the garden, the library, and the housekeeper--a dark, handsome lady, of no little majesty, and rather like a plutonic Madonna.
2]) from the Landry Brook and Dickie Brook plutons and Charlo plutonic suite.
Furthermore, the presence of alkali feldspar and heavy minerals such as tourmaline, monazite, zircon, muscovite and rutile point to a source dominated by acidic plutonic igneous rocks.
Barrick Gold has recently signed a deal with Sandvik Mining and Construction to provide a fleet of equipment to its Plutonic gold mine in Western Australia.
VANCOUVER, Canada -- Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC), together with its partner, GE Energy Financial Services, executed a fixed-price construction contract with Peter Kiewit Sons Co.
The Utopia Granite is part of the Saint George Plutonic Suite, a gabbroic to granitic assemblage of plutons of Late Silurian--Late Devonian age in southwestern New Brunswick.
The oldest rocks exposed in the study area are Paleozoic and Mesozoic metasedimentary, metavolcanic, and plutonic rocks.