Geol. produced or formed on or near the earth's surface: epigene rocks
Origin of epigeneFrench épigène ; from Classical Greek epigenēs, born late: see epi- and amp; -gen
Formed, originating, or occurring on or just below the surface of the earth.
Origin of epigeneFrench épigène, from Greek epigenēs, growing after : epi-, epi- + -genēs, -born; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more epigene, superlative most epigene)
- (mineralogy): hypogene