orogen

noun
oro·​gen | \ˈōrəjə̇n, -ˌjen\
variants: or less commonly orogene \ -​ˌjēn \
plural -s

Definition of orogen 

1 : a mountain mass that is a unit with respect to origin or uplift

2 : a region of mountain-making disturbance — compare kratogen

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History and Etymology for orogen

German orogen, back-formation from orogenie orogeny

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