variants or less commonly protogene
plural -s
: a granite that is especially prevalent in the central Alps and that has a gneissoid texture probably due to dynamic action
: a rock with authigenic constituents

Word History


protogine from French, from prot- + -gine (from Greek -genēs born); protogene alteration (influenced by -gene) of protogine

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“Protogine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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