paragenesis

noun
para·gen·e·sis | \ˌper-ə-ˈje-nə-səs, 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, ˌpa-rə- \ adjective
paragenetically \ˌper-ə-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə- \ adverb

First Known Use of paragenesis

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paragenesis

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