petrogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1901 the origin or formation of rocks • petrogenetic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • petrogénesis — (plural petrogénesis) sustantivo femenino 1. Área: geología Proceso geológico de formación de las rocas …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Petrogenesis — Petrogenesis, also known as petrogeny, is a branch of petrology dealing with the origin of igneous rocks. Petrology is the branch of geology dealing with the origin, occurrence, structure and history of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks …   Wikipedia

  • petrogenesis — [pe΄trə jen′ə sis] n. 1. the branch of petrology that studies the origin and formation of rocks 2. the origin of a rock petrogenetic [pe΄trōjə net′ik] adj. petrogenic [pe΄trōjen′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • petrogénesis — {{#}}{{LM P30170}}{{〓}} {{[}}petrogénesis{{]}} ‹pe·tro·gé·ne·sis› {{◆}}(pl. petrogénesis){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} Parte de la petrología que estudia la formación de las rocas. {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} De petro (piedra) y génesis …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • petrogénesis — ► sustantivo femenino GEOLOGÍA Proceso mediante el cual se originan las rocas. IRREG. plural petrogénesis * * * ► femenino PETROGRAFÍA Parte de la petrografía que estudia la génesis de las rocas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • petrogenesis — petrogenetic /pe troh jeuh net ik/, adj. /pe troh jen euh sis/, n. 1. the branch of petrology dealing with the origin and formation of rocks. 2. the origin and formation of rocks. Also called petrogeny /pi troj euh nee/. [1900 05; PETRO 1 +… …   Universalium

  • petrogenesis — noun The branch of petrology dealing with the origin of igneous rocks …   Wiktionary

  • petrogenesis — formation or development of rocks Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • petrogenesis — pet·ro·genesis …   English syllables

  • petrogenesis — pet•ro•gen•e•sis [[t]ˌpɛ troʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs[/t]] also pe•trog•e•ny [[t]pɪˈtrɒdʒ ə ni[/t]] n. pet the origin and formation of rocks • Etymology: 1900–05 pet ro•ge•net′ic dʒəˈnɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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