abiogenic


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a·bi·o·gen·ic

 (ā′bī-ō-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Not produced by living organisms.

a′bi·o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

abiogenic

(ˈeɪbaɪəʊˌdʒɛnɪk)
adj
(Biology) another word for abiogenetic
ˈabioˌgenically adv

a•bi•o•gen•ic

(ˌeɪ baɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌæb i oʊ-)

adj.
not resulting from the activity of living organisms.
[1910–15]
a`bi•o•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Based on biogenic and abiogenic components and texture, there are 12 microfacies in the carbonate facies, those are grouped into three depositional environments corresponding to the inner, middle and outer shelf.
Most Precambrian chert is abiogenic, whereas silica-secreting organisms have controlled the accumulation of most cherrty deposits since the Cambrian.
that demonstrates there are so many ways to make hydrocarbons in an abiogenic setting.