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epeirogeny

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

Definition of epeirogeny

plural epeirogenies

  1. :  the deformation of the earth's crust by which the broader features of relief are produced

epeirogenic play \i-ˌpī-rə-ˈje-nik\ adjective
epeirogenically play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of epeirogeny

Greek ēpeiros mainland, continent + English -geny


First Known Use: 1890


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