authigenesis

noun
au·​thi·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌȯthəˈjenəsə̇s \
plural authigeneses\ -​əˌsēz \

Definition of authigenesis

: the process by which minerals form in a sedimentary rock after its deposition

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First Known Use of authigenesis

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for authigenesis

New Latin, from Greek authi + New Latin genesis

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The first known use of authigenesis was in 1888

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“Authigenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authigenesis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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