hypogene
adjective Etymology: hypo- + Greek -genēs born, produced — more at -gen Date: 1831 formed, crystallized, or lying at depths below the earth's surface ; plutonic — used of various rocks

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  • Hypogene — Hyp o*gene, a. [Pref. hypo + the root of Gr. ? to be born: cf. F. hypog[ e]ne.] (Geol.) Formed or crystallized at depths beneath the earth s surface; said of granite, gneiss, and other rocks, whose crystallization is believed of have taken place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypogene — [hī′pō jēn΄, hip′ōjēn΄] adj. [ HYPO + Gr genēs: see GEN] Geol. 1. produced or formed within the earth, as plutonic and metamorphic rocks 2. designating minerals or ore deposits formed by waters ascending from great depths …   English World dictionary

  • hypogene — hypogenic /huy peuh jen ik, hip euh /, adj. /huy peuh jeen , hip euh /, adj. Geol. 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). [1825… …   Universalium

  • hypogene — adjective Formed underground, (often by ascending solutions) …   Wiktionary

  • hypogène — (i po jè n ) adj. Terme de géognosie. Roches hypogènes, nom donné aux roches plutoniques et métamorphiques, en tant qu occupant la place inférieure dans l ordre de la superposition ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hypo...., et le suffixe gène …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hypogene — [ hʌɪpə(ʊ)dʒi:n] adjective Geology produced or occurring under the surface of the earth. Derivatives hypogenic adjective Origin C19: from hypo + Gk genēs born …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypogene — hyp·o·gene …   English syllables

  • hypogene — hy•po•gene [[t]ˈhaɪ pəˌdʒin[/t]] adj. gel formed beneath the earth s surface, as granite (opposed to epigene) • Etymology: 1825–35; hypo + gene, var. of gen …   From formal English to slang

  • hypogene — /ˈhaɪpədʒin/ (say huypuhjeen) adjective 1. formed beneath the earth s surface as granite (opposed to epigene). 2. (of mineral or ore deposits) formed by ascending waters (opposed to supergene). {hypo + gene (variant of gen) …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypogene —   a. Geology, plutonic.    ♦ hypogenic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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