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epigene

[ ep-i-jeen ]

adjective

, Geology.
  1. formed or originating on the earth's surface ( hypogene ).


epigene

/ ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn /

adjective

  1. formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earth Compare hypogene


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Word History and Origins

Origin of epigene1

1815–25; < French épigène < Greek epigenḗs born after, growing after. See epi-, -gen
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Word History and Origins

Origin of epigene1

C19: from French épigène , ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born
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Example Sentences

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.

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