cyclogenesis

noun
cy·​clo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce cyclogenesis (audio) \

Definition of cyclogenesis

: the development or intensification of a cyclone

Examples of cyclogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The contrast in temperature between polar air spilling over the eastern U.S. and the relatively warm Gulf Stream waters sets the stage for cyclogenesis on the boundary between these air masses. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Bombogenesis: 'Unprecedented' bomb cyclone to blast Northwest," 27 Nov. 2019 The word bombogenesis 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, "Bombogenesis: 'Unprecedented' bomb cyclone to blast Northwest," 27 Nov. 2019 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 Mar. 2018 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 Mar. 2018 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 Mar. 2018 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 Mar. 2018 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 Mar. 2018 The term bombogenesis comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What is a 'bomb cyclone'?," 21 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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“Cyclogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclogenesis. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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