Ep"i*gene (?), a. [Pref. epi- + Gr. to be born, grow.]

1. Crystallog.

Foreign; unnatural; unusual; -- said of forms of crystals not natural to the substances in which they are found.

2. Geol.

Formed originating on the surface of the earth; -- opposed to hypogene; as, epigene rocks.


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