epeirogeny


ep·ei·rog·e·ny

noun \ˌe-ˌpī-ˈrä-jə-nē\
plural ep·ei·rog·e·nies

Definition of EPEIROGENY

:  the deformation of the earth's crust by which the broader features of relief are produced
epei·ro·gen·ic \i-ˌpī-rə-ˈje-nik\ adjective
epei·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of EPEIROGENY

Greek ēpeiros mainland, continent + English -geny
First Known Use: 1890

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