Epigene
Epigene Ep"i*gene, a. [Pref. epi- + Gr. ? to be born, grow.] 1. (Crystallog.) Foreign; unnatural; unusual; -- said of forms of crystals not natural to the substances in which they are found. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Formed originating on the surface of the earth; -- opposed to {hypogene}; as, epigene rocks. [1913 Webster]


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  • epigene — [ep′i jēn΄] adj. [Fr épigène < Gr epigenēs, born late: see EPI & GEN] Geol. produced or formed on or near the earth s surface [epigene rocks] …   English World dictionary

  • épigène — ● épigène adjectif Se dit d un minéral qui a été affecté par l épigénie. ● épigène (synonymes) adjectif Se dit d un minéral qui a été affecté par l ... Synonymes : épigénique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • epigene — ep•i•gene [[t]ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin[/t]] adj. gel formed or originating on the earth s surface (opposed to hypogene): epigene rock[/ex] • Etymology: 1815–25; < F épigène < Gk epigenḗs born after, growing after. See epi , gen …   From formal English to slang

  • epigene — /ep i jeen /, adj. Geol. formed or originating on the earth s surface (opposed to hypogene). [1815 25; < F épigène < Gk epigenés born after, growing after. See EPI , GEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • epigene — [ ɛpɪdʒi:n] adjective Geology taking place or produced on the surface of the earth. Origin C19: from Fr. épigène, from Gk epigenēs, from epi upon + genēs (see gen) …   English new terms dictionary

  • epigene — adjective Of or pertaining to the region just below the surface of the earth …   Wiktionary

  • épigène — (é pi jê n ) adj. Terme de minéralogie. Qui offre le phénomène de l épigénie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    En grec, sur et un radical qui signifie engendrer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • epigene — ep·i·gene …   English syllables

  • epigene — /ˈɛpidʒin/ (say epeejeen) adjective Geology formed or originating on the earth s surface (opposed to hypogene). {French, from Greek epigenēs growing after or later} –epigenic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • epigene — adj. Geol. produced on the surface of the earth. Etymology: F eacutepigegravene f. Gk epigenes (as EPI , genes born) …   Useful english dictionary

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