- formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene).
Origin of epigene
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But it is only a depraved taste that can prefer such an epigene to the fresh desert-music of Imr-al-Kais.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
- formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earthCompare hypogene
C19: from French épigène, ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born