epeirogeny

noun
ep·​ei·​rog·​e·​ny | \ ˌe-ˌpī-ˈrä-jə-nē How to pronounce epeirogeny (audio) \
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 How to pronounce epeirogeny (audio) \ adjective
epeirogenically \ i-​ˌpī-​rə-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epeirogeny (audio) \ 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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The first known use of epeirogeny was in 1890

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“Epeirogeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epeirogeny. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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