adjective syn·an·tec·tic \¦sinən‧¦tektik, -iˌnan‧-\
variants: or



Definition of synantectic

  1. :  formed by the reaction of two other minerals — compare corona 2h

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Origin and Etymology of synantectic

synantectic alteration of synantetic; synantetic from (assumed) Greek synantetos (verbal of Greek synantan to meet, encounter, from syn- + antan to meet face to face, from anta opposite) + English -ic; akin to Greek anti against — more at end

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