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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.]
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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]
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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. An area, as large perhaps as Sussex, has been lifted up en bloc with all its living contents, and cut off by perpendicular precipices of a hardness which defies erosion from all the rest of the continent.
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.
The Nugget Zone, inclusive of the Raven Target, represents the second largest Cretaceous granodiorite intrusive body on the Dublin Gulch property (second only the Dublin Gulch stock that hosts the Eagle Gold Mine) and consists of a 2.2 kilometer by 1.2 kilometer, medium to coarse grained granodiorite stock of the Cretaceous age Tombstone Plutonic Suite.
Mid-Tertiary aged plutonic and higher-level porphyritic rocks, which in some areas are related to the large copper-mineralised systems, intrude the older rocks in key areas along the belt.
Peshawar plain, the rocks in the lower swat area is characterized as assemblage of plutonic igneous.
(Comprised of course-grained plutonic rock, mostly feldspar and quartz, some with granite.) Then work would commence on the stage (30 X 40 feet, four feet above the ground), dressing rooms, flooring, and accessories.
The Staghorn Lake Cobalt project is in northern Labrador within the Nain Plutonic Suite, situated north of Voisey's Bay.