paragenesis

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noun para·gen·e·sis \ˌper-ə-ˈje-nə-səs, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paragenesis

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

paragenetic

play \ˌper-ə-jə-ˈne-tik, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

paragenetically

play \ˌper-ə-jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of paragenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1853


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