epigene

[ ep-i-jeen ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin /
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adjective Geology.

formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene).

Nearby words

  1. epigastric fossa,
  2. epigastric hernia,
  3. epigastrium,
  4. epigastrocele,
  5. epigeal,
  6. epigenesis,
  7. epigenetic,
  8. epigenetics,
  9. epigenome,
  10. epigenomics

Origin of epigene

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

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British Dictionary definitions for epigene

epigene

/ (ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn) /

adjective

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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