[ pe-troh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌpɛ troʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
the branch of petrology dealing with the origin and formation of rocks.
the origin and formation of rocks.
Also called pe·trog·e·ny [pi-troj-uh-nee] /pɪˈtrɒdʒ ə ni/.
Related formspet·ro·ge·net·ic [pe-troh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpɛ troʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Science definitions for petrogenesis
[ pĕt′rō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
The branch of petrology that deals with the origin and formation of rocks, especially igneous rocks.
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