hypogene

[hahy-puh-jeen, hip-uh-]
adjective Geology.
  1. formed beneath the earth's surface, as granite (opposed to epigene).
  2. formed by ascending solutions, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to supergene).

Origin of hypogene

1825–35; hypo- + -gene, variant of -gen
Related formshy·po·gen·ic [hahy-puh-jen-ik, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌhɪp ə-/, adjective
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hypogene

adjective
  1. formed, taking place, or originating beneath the surface of the earthCompare epigene
Derived Formshypogenic (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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