protogine

noun pro·to·gine
variants: or less commonly protogene \ˈprōtəˌjēn\

Definition of protogine

plural -s
1 :a granite that is especially prevalent in the central Alps and that has a gneissoid texture probably due to dynamic action
2 :a rock with authigenic constituents

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Origin and Etymology of protogine

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


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