parageneses

paragenesis

[par-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Geology.
1.
the origin of minerals or mineral deposits in contact so as to affect one another's formation.
2.
the order in which the minerals in a rock or vein have crystallized.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin; see para-1, genesis

paragenetic [par-uh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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paragenesis or paragenesia (ˌpærəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, ˌpærədʒɪˈniːzɪə)
 
n
a characteristic association of minerals in a particular type of rock or ore deposit
 
paragenesia or paragenesia
 
n
 
paragenetic or paragenesia
 
adj
 
parage'netically or paragenesia
 
adv

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