hypogene

[ hahy-puh-jeen, hip-uh- ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌdʒin, ˈhɪp ə- /

adjective Geology.

formed beneath the earth's surface, as granite (opposed to epigene).
formed by ascending solutions, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to supergene).

Nearby words

  1. hypogastric nerve,
  2. hypogastric vein,
  3. hypogastrium,
  4. hypogastroschisis,
  5. hypogeal,
  6. hypogenesis,
  7. hypogenetic,
  8. hypogenic,
  9. hypogenitalism,
  10. hypogenous

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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British Dictionary definitions for hypogenic

hypogene

/ (ˈhaɪpəˌdʒiːn) /

adjective

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

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