volcanist

Volcanist

Vol"can*ist\, n. [Cf. F. volcaniste, vulcaniste.]

1. One versed in the history and phenomena of volcanoes.

2. One who believes in the igneous, as opposed to the aqueous, origin of the rocks of the earth's crust; a vulcanist. Cf. Neptunist.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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