Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The order in which a formation of associated minerals is generated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ordered chronological sequence of mineral formations

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of minerals with special reference to their origin.
  • n.
  • n. The formation of minerals in contact, so as to affect one another's development.
  • n. The order in which minerals occurring together in rocks and veins have developed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, the origination, in an individual of a given species, of characters due to or in part derived from another species, as in hybridization; hybridism, with reference to the congenital peculiarities of the resulting offspring.
  • n. In mineralogy, the association of mineral species with each other with reference to the order and mode of their formation.
  • n. In biology: Catagenesis.

Etymologies

para- + -genesis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A part of the work of this corps is to study the methods of metamorphism and the paragenesis of minerals, and in this connection the chemists do work in the field; but to

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885

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