[ ep-i-jeen ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin /
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formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene).
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for epigene
From the time that any portion of the sea-floor appears above sea-level, it undergoes erosion by the various epigene agents.
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
British Dictionary definitions for epigene
/ (ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn) /
formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earthCompare hypogene
Word Origin for epigene
C19: from French épigène, ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born
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