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petrogenesis

play
noun pet·ro·gen·e·sis \ˌpe-trō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of petrogenesis

  1. :  the origin or formation of rocks

petrogenetic play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective


Origin of petrogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1901


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