epigene

adjective
ep·​i·​gene | \ ˈepəˌjēn \

Definition of epigene

1 of a crystal : not natural to the substance in which it is found
2 : formed, originating, or taking place on or not far below the surface of the earth opposed to hypogene

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History and Etymology for epigene

French épigène, from Greek epigenēs growing after, from epigignesthai to be born after

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“Epigene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigene. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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