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hypogene

[hahy-puh-jeen, hip-uh-] /ˈhaɪ pəˌdʒin, ˈhɪp ə-/
adjective, Geology
1.
formed beneath the earth's surface, as granite (opposed to epigene).
2.
formed by ascending solutions, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to supergene).
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; hypo- + -gene, variant of -gen
Related forms
hypogenic
[hahy-puh-jen-ik, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌhɪp ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Deposits that may be derived from, or affected by, hypogene and supergene processes are included in the models.
  • Most stibnite of the hypogene deposits is oxidized to one or more of the antimony oxides.
British Dictionary definitions for hypogene

hypogene

/ˈhaɪpəˌdʒiːn/
adjective
1.
formed, taking place, or originating beneath the surface of the earth Compare epigene
Derived Forms
hypogenic (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒɛnɪk) adjective
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