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hypogene

Syllabification: hy·po·gene
Pronunciation: /ˈhīpəˌjēn
 
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Definition of hypogene in English:

adjective

Geology
Producing or occurring under the surface of the earth.
Example sentences
  • As fluids moved out from the intrusions, hypogene mineralization progressed in four stages.
  • He concluded that the pearceite was probably hypogene and did not result from secondary, supergene enrichment.
  • It has been somewhat tentatively identified as a primary hypogene mineral in several deposits.

Origin

mid 19th century: from hypo- 'under' + Greek genēs '-born, of a certain kind'.

Derivatives

hypogenic

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈjenik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, at least 50% of the total copper in the heap is in the form of hypogenic copper sulfides.
  • These catheters are constructed with 100% silicone and are beneficial to people with hypogenic alergies.
  • This process generates, for example, geothermal systems, hypogenic caves, and vein-hosted Au deposits, which I study in some detail.

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