petrogenesis


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petrogenesis

[¦pe·trō′jen·ə·səs]
(petrology)
That branch of petrology dealing with the origin of rocks, particularly igneous rocks. Also known as petrogeny.
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and Millar, I.L.: 2008, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Cretaceous oceanic plateau lavas in eastern Jamaica.
Recent studies have focused their attention on the nature and petrogenesis of the SCS mafic bodies (Molina et al., 2009, 2012; Orejana et al., 2009; Scarrow et al., 2009; Villaseca et al., 2011).