epigene

epigene

[ep-i-jeen]
adjective Geology.
formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene ).

Origin:
1815–25; < French épigène < Greek epigenḗs born after, growing after. See epi-, -gen

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epigene (ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn)
 
adj
Compare hypogene formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earth
 
[C19: from French épigène, ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born]

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