para·​gen·​e·​sis ˌper-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce paragenesis (audio)
: the formation of minerals in contact in such a manner as to affect one another's development
paragenetic adjective
paragenetically adverb

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paragenesis was in 1853

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“Paragenesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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