allothogenic

adjective al·loth·o·gen·ic \ ə¦läthə¦jenik \
variants: or less commonly allothogenous \¦alə¦thäjənəs\

Definition of allothogenic

: formed elsewhere : derived from preexisting rocks
  • clastic rocks or their mineral particles formed elsewhere and transported to their present position are allothogenic
: allogenic opposed to authigenic

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Origin and Etymology of allothogenic

irregular (influenced by English -o-) from German allothigen allothogenic (from Greek allothi elsewhere—from allos other— + -genēs born) + English -ic or -ous


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