Share this entry
pluton Syllabification: plu·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈplo͞otän/

Definition of pluton in English:


A body of intrusive igneous rock.
Example sentences
  • The igneous complex is composed of four steep-walled plutons separated by country rock septa and surrounded by a zone of small stocks and veins.


1930s: back-formation from plutonic.

Definition of pluton in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources