paragenesis

noun
para·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌper-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce paragenesis (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paragenesis

: the formation of minerals in contact in such a manner as to affect one another's development

Other Words from paragenesis

paragenetic \ ˌper-​ə-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce paragenetic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adjective
paragenetically \ ˌper-​ə-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paragenetically (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of paragenesis

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paragenesis

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“Paragenesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paragenesis. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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