/æləˈdʒɛnɪk/ (say aluh'jenik)

1. Geology of or relating to minerals or other features of a rock, the genesis of which lies elsewhere, as occurs with sedimentary rocks eroded elsewhere, transported, deposited and compacted into new rocks.
2. Botany of, relating to, or designating an evolving plant community in which one mix of plants is replaced by another under the influence of some external factor, as fire or grazing.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • allogenic — (adj.) 1888, from Gk. allogenes of another race, stranger, from ALLO (Cf. allo ) + GEN (Cf. gen) born + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allogenic —    Formed or generated elsewhere, usually at a distant place [1].    See also autogenic; recharge, allogenic; recharge, autogenic …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • allogenic — alogeninis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Sukeltas išorinių veiksnių. atitikmenys: angl. allogenic rus. аллогенный …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • allogenic — adjective see allogeneic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allogenic — allogenically, adv. /al euh jen ik/, adj. 1. Geol. (of a constituent of a rock) formed elsewhere than in the rock where it is found. Cf. authigenic. 2. Immunol. allogeneic. [1885 90; ALLO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allogenic — adjective a) Having an external cause, or source; exogenous. b) Formed in another location and transported …   Wiktionary

  • allogenic —   when an external environmental factor causes a process to occur …   Geography glossary

  • allogenic — al·lo·gen·ic (al″o jenґik) allogeneic …   Medical dictionary

  • allogenic — adj. (Geology) formed elsewhere than in the rock in which it is found (pertaining to a structure within a rock) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allogenic — al·lo·gen·ic …   English syllables