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epigene

[ep-i-jeen] /ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin/
adjective, Geology
1.
formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene).
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French épigène < Greek epigenḗs born after, growing after. See epi-, -gen
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epigene

/ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn/
adjective
1.
formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earth Compare hypogene
Word Origin
C19: from French épigène, ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born
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