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(of a mineral or sediment) transported to its present position from elsewhere.Often contrasted with authigenic
- ‘It is accompanied by homogenous, allogenic micrite that fills some voids.’
- ‘Lying in the northwest of the Forest of Dean, UK, the Slaughter Rising is a major resurgence, fed by a web of allogenic inputs and background autogenic drainage east of the River Wye.’
(of a successional change) caused by non-living factors in the environment.
- ‘Over time-scales relevant to the later stages of mire succession, allogenic forcing factors are significant and may be responsible for driving the direction and rate of species turnover.’
- ‘Our study supports the hypothesis of allogenic coexistence of American beech and sugar maple in Warren Woods.’
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