Definition of syngenetic in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a mineral deposit or formation produced at the same time as the enclosing or surrounding rock.

    ‘these ores are of syngenetic origin’
    • ‘Two terms that are still commonly encountered when discussing the classification of ore deposits are syngenetic and epigenetic.’
    • ‘A syngenetic origin of sulphides was suggested by early workers, mainly based on the stratiform and stratabound occurrence of the sulphides in ironstone.’
    • ‘Setting quartz inclusions (at least the protogenetic and syngenetic ones) apart from your standard-issue nine-to-five mineral is the fact that they are stuck inside another growing mineral (quartz).’
    • ‘Paragenetic evidence indicates that the manganese oxides are pre-or syngenetic with respect to the barite.’