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paragenesis

play
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 and Etymology of paragenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1853


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