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orogeny

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noun orog·e·ny \ȯ-ˈrä-jə-nē\

Definition of orogeny

  1. :  the process of mountain formation especially by folding of the earth's crust

orogenic play \ˌȯr-ə-ˈje-nik\ adjective


Origin of orogeny

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1890


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