diagenesis

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noun dia·gen·e·sis \ˌdī-ə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of diagenesis

  1. 1 :  recombination or rearrangement of constituents (as of a chemical or mineral) resulting in a new product

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of diagenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1886


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