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paragenesis

[par-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌpær əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
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 of paragenesis
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin; see para-1, genesis
Related forms
paragenetic
[par-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpær ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Mineral paragenesis and textural data were obtained from petrographic examination of the stained samples.
British Dictionary definitions for paragenesis

paragenesis

/ˌpærəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a characteristic association of minerals in a particular type of rock or ore deposit
Derived Forms
paragenetic (ˌpærədʒɪˈnɛtɪk) adjective
paragenetically, adverb
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