American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Formed or situated below the earth's surface. Used of rocks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Produced or formed under or below (the earth's surface); netherformed; specifically, in geology, said of rocks which have assumed their present form and structure beneath the surface; Plutonic: a term applied more especially to the granitic rocks: opposed to epigene.
- adj. geology Formed underground, (often by ascending solutions).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Geol.) Formed or crystallized at depths beneath the earth's surface; -- said of granite, gneiss, and other rocks, whose crystallization is believed of have taken place beneath a great thickness of overlying rocks. Opposed to
“The underlying sulfide portion of the deposit, known as the hypogene project, is currently in the commissioning phase.”
“That this is a hypogene rock, sometimes in contact with granite as well as with trap, is evident at”
“That this is a hypogene rock, sometimes in contact with granite as well as with trap, is evident at Oxley's Table Land, and other places.”
“The rocks which I have termed endogenous are characteristically distinguished by Lyell, in his 'Principles of Geology', 1833, vol. iii., p. 374, as "nether-formed" or "hypogene rocks.”
“Lyell, Charles, investigations on the numerical relations of extinct and organic life, 274, 275; nether-formed or hypogene rocks, 249; uniformity of the production of erupted rocks, 257.”
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