diagenesis

noun dia·gen·e·sis \ ˌdī-ə-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of diagenesis

1 : recombination or rearrangement of constituents (as of a chemical or mineral) resulting in a new product
2 : the conversion (as by compaction or chemical reaction) of sediment into rock

diagenetic

play \ˌdī-ə-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

diagenetically

play \-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of diagenesis

New Latin


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