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  • adj. Of secondary origin; said of certain rocks whose material has been derived from older rocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of secondary origin; -- said of certain rocks whose material has been derived from older rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of secondary origin: specifically applied in geology to those rocks which have been derived from the protogenic rocks by mechanical action.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek second + to be born. (Wiktionary)

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