cyclogenesis

noun
cy·​clo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ˌsī-klō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of cyclogenesis 

: the development or intensification of a cyclone

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The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 3 Mar. 2018 The word is a combination of cyclogenesis, which describes the formation of a cyclone or storm, and bomb, which is, well, pretty self-explanatory. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "What is a bomb cyclone? Winter hurricane explained.," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cyclogenesis

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclogenesis

cyclone + genesis

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