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paragenesis

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noun para·gen·e·sis \ˌpa-rə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of paragenesis

  1. :  the formation of minerals in contact in such a manner as to affect one another's development

paragenetic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
paragenetically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of paragenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1853


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