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Werner, Abraham Gottlob

Line breaks: Abra|ham Gott|lob Wer¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛːnə, ˈvɛrnɐ/

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Definition of Werner, Abraham Gottlob in English:

( 1749–1817), German geologist. He was the chief exponent of the theory of Neptunism, eventually shown to be incorrect, and attempted to establish a universal stratigraphic sequence.

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