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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First Known Use of allothogenic

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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