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authigenic

[aw-thi-jen-ik] /ˌɔ θɪˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective, Geology.
1.
(of a constituent of a rock) formed in the rock where it is found.
Compare allogenic (def 1).
Origin of authigenic
1885-1890
1885-90; < German Authigen < Greek authigenḗs native to a specific place (aûthi there + -genēs born) + -ic; see genic
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authigenic

/ˌɔːθɪˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of minerals) having crystallized in a sediment during or after deposition
Word Origin
C19: from German authigene from Greek authigenēs native + -ic
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