Meaning of HYPOGENE in English


— 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 ).

[ 1825-35; HYPO- + -gene, var. of -GEN ]

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