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Formed, originating, or occurring on or just below the surface of the earth.

[French épigène, from Greek epigenēs, growing after : epi-, epi- + -genēs, -born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]


(Geological Science) formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earth. Compare hypogene
[C19: from French épigène, ultimately from Greek epigignesthai to be born after, from gignesthai to be born]


(ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin)

formed or originating on the earth's surface (opposed to hypogene): epigene rock.
[1815–25; < French épigène < Greek epigenḗs born after, growing after. See epi-, -gen]
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Like Deleuze, Ni Chuilleanain can represent these unfoldings and enfoldings of time in terms of drapes, elaborate costumes, curtains, hair, weeds in water, thread, or a spider's web, but she most frequently resorts to epigene images, growing below the surface of earth or sea or epigenous images such as that in a poem from The Second Voyage which opens: 'Missing from the scene/The many flat surfaces,/Undersides of doors, of doormats.