Definition of authigenic
: formed where found —used of mineral particles of rocks formed by crystallization in the place they occupy —opposed to allothogenic
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Origin and Etymology of authigenic
German authigen authigenic (from Greek authigenēs born in that place, native, from authi there + -genēs born) + English -ic or -ous; akin to Greek au again
First Known Use: circa 1888See Words from the same year
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