from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The order in which a formation of associated minerals is generated.
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- 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. 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.
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
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