petrogenesis

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

Definition of petrogenesis 

: the origin or formation of rocks

Other Words from petrogenesis

petrogenetic \ˌpe-​trō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of petrogenesis

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petrogenesis

New Latin

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