epeirogeny

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

Definition of epeirogeny 

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

Other words from epeirogeny

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

First Known Use of epeirogeny

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epeirogeny

Greek ēpeiros mainland, continent + English -geny

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