Definition of authigenous in English:

authigenous

adjective

Geology
  • Authigenic.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Geological Magazine. Alteration of authigenic, with suffix substitution, after adjectives in -genous.

Pronunciation

authigenous

/ɔːˈθɪdʒɪnəs//ɔːˈθɪdʒ(ə)nəs/