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Meaning of hypogene

hy•po•gene

Pronunciation: (hī'pu-jēn", hip'u-), [key]
— adj. Geol.
  1. formed beneath the earth's surface, as granite (opposed to epigene).
  2. formed by ascending solutions, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to supergene).
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