epigene definition by Webster's New World
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Geol. produced or formed on or near the earth's surface: epigene rocks
Origin: French épigène ; from Classical Greek epigenēs, born late: see epi- and amp; -gen
epigene definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Formed, originating, or occurring on or just below the surface of the earth.
Origin: French épigène, from Greek epigenēs, growing after : epi-, epi- + -genēs, -born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.