paragenesis


para·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌpa-rə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of PARAGENESIS

:  the formation of minerals in contact in such a manner as to affect one another's development
para·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
para·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PARAGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1853

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