hypogene

adjective

hy·​po·​gene ˈhī-pə-ˌjēn How to pronounce hypogene (audio)
: formed, crystallized, or lying at depths below the earth's surface : plutonic
used of various rocks

Word History

Etymology

hypo- + Greek -genēs born, produced — more at -gen

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypogene was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Hypogene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypogene. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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