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Plutonian

[ploo-toh-nee-uh n] /pluˈtoʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
Also, Plutonic
[ploo-ton-ik] /pluˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
. of, pertaining to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin Plūtōni(us) (< Greek Ploutṓnios, derivative of Ploútōn Pluto) + -an
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Plutonian

/pluːˈtəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Pluto (the god) or the underworld; infernal
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Word Origin and History for Plutonian
adj.

1660s, "pertaining to the god Pluto," from Latin Plutonius, from Greek Ploutonius, from Plouton "pertaining to Pluto" (see Pluto). Geological sense is from 1828 (see plutonic). Planetary sense by 1952.

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