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diagenesis

diagenesis

noun dia·gen·e·sis \ˌdī-ə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of DIAGENESIS

1
:  recombination or rearrangement of constituents (as of a chemical or mineral) resulting in a new product
2
:  the conversion (as by compaction or chemical reaction) of sediment into rock
dia·ge·net·ic \ˌdī-ə-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
dia·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of DIAGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1886

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