Definition of Epigene

1. a. Foreign; unnatural; unusual; -- said of forms of crystals not natural to the substances in which they are found.



Definition of Epigene

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the region just below the surface of the earth ¹

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Definition of Epigene

1. occurring near the surface of the earth [adj]

Medical Definition of Epigene

1. 1. Foreign; unnatural; unusual; said of forms of crystals not natural to the substances in which they are found. 2. Formed originating on the surface of the earth; opposed to hypogene; as, epigene rocks. Origin: Pref. Epi- + Gr. To be born, grow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigene

epigastric artery
epigastric fold
epigastric fossa
epigastric hernia
epigastric reflex
epigastric region
epigastric vein
epigastric veins
epigastric voice
epigastrium
epigastrius
epigastrocele
epigeal
epigean
epigeic
epigene (current term)
epigeneses
epigenesis
epigenesist
epigenesists
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epigenetic change
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Literary usage of Epigene

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1. Earth Sculpture by James Geikie (1898)
"... rocks over all the land-surface, and to note the various results that flow from this incessant energy of the epigene or superficial agents of change. ..."

2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"epigene action has reference to those operations that affect mainly the superficial ... The epigene agents are the atmosphere, rain, brooks and rivers, ice, ..."

3. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"The changes brought about by epigene action, however extreme they may be, must not be confounded with true metamorphism. The term " metamorphic " is applied ..."

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