authigenic

[aw-thi-jen-ik]

Origin of authigenic

1885–90; < German Authigen < Greek authigenḗs native to a specific place (aûthi there + -genēs born) + -ic; see genic
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British Dictionary definitions for authigenic

authigenic

adjective
  1. (of minerals) having crystallized in a sediment during or after deposition

Word Origin for authigenic

C19: from German authigene from Greek authigenēs native + -ic
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