neogenesis

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neogenesis

[¦nē·ō′jen·ə·səs]
(geology)
The formation of new minerals, as by diagenesis or metamorphism. Also known as neoformation.
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In contrast, neogenetic clays are usually oriented normal to grain surfaces and form isopachous coatings.
They also describe the following 3 characteristics of MI clays that were unrelated to the clay arrangement itself but could also be used to distinguish them from neogenetic clays:
Moreover, K-ras mutations are detected in neogenetic lesions of subpleural fibrotic lesions, including ciliated bronchial epithelium and metaplastic epithelium (8).
Moreover, improved recovery in the neogenetic cartilage, damaged skin fascia, and muscle tissue around the joints was more significant in the treated group.