Main definitions of petrogenic in English

: petrogenic1petrogenic2

petrogenic1

Pronunciation /ˌpɛtrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/

adjective

Geology
  • Of or relating to petrogeny; = "petrogenetic".

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From petro- + -genic, after petrogeny.

Main definitions of petrogenic in English

: petrogenic1petrogenic2

petrogenic2

Pronunciation /ˌpɛtrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting hydrocarbons (such as those in petroleum), formed by the decomposition of organic matter by processes occurring in sediments at elevated temperatures and pressures.

Origin

1970s. From petro- + -genic.