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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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These cliffs, I may remark, are basaltic, and therefore plutonic.
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.
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.
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.
For four years he rode the Yamaha, but he couldn't stop thinking about the sleek valenced fenders and the warbonnet figurine of the classic cruisers, but the plutonic ideal of this style, the Indian Motorcycle, had been out of production for years.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is derived from ilmenite a mineral found in the metamorphic, plutonic igneous rocks and beach sands in India.
The unmistakable change in elevation from lowland sedimentary rocks to highland basement rocks has resulted in speculation as to how these older plutonic and metamorphic rocks have achieved a higher altitude than the adjacent younger sedimentary rocks.
km, is located approximately 50 km northeast of Imperial Metals' Red Chris mine and is underlain by similar Triassic and Jurassic volcanic and plutonic rocks.
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the Jimmie Creek hydro project in British Columbia by Plutonic Upper Toba Holdings Inc.