hydatogenesis

noun hy·da·to·genesis \¦hīdə(ˌ)tō+\

Definition of hydatogenesis

  1. 1 :  the crystallization of minerals in certain rocks by the water present in a magma; especially :  the process of depositing minerals in veins from aqueous solutions

  2. 2 :  the crystallization of salt or gypsum from normal aqueous solutions

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Origin and Etymology of hydatogenesis

hydat- + genesis


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