petrogenesis

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noun pet·ro·gen·e·sis \ˌpe-trō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of petrogenesis

  1. :  the origin or formation of rocks

petrogenetic

play \-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of petrogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1886


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