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Wer·ner(vĕr′nər), Abraham Gottlob 1749-1817.
German geologist who developed a classification system for minerals and argued that all rocks had been formed in a primeval ocean.
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1. (Biography) Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
2. (Biography) Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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