Par`a*gen"e*sis (par`a*jen"E*sis), n. [Pref. para- + genesis.] (Min.)

The science which treats of minerals with special reference to their origin.

 

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Par`a*gen"e*sis (?), n. [NL.; para- + genesis.] (Geol.)

(a)

The formation of minerals in contact, so as to affect one another's development.

(b)

The order in which minerals occurring together in rocks and veins have developed.

 

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