orogen

noun

oro·​gen
ˈōrəjə̇n,
-ˌjen
variants or less commonly orogene
-ˌjēn
plural -s
1
: a mountain mass that is a unit with respect to origin or uplift
2
: a region of mountain-making disturbance compare kratogen

Word History

Etymology

German orogen, back-formation from orogenie orogeny

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“Orogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orogen. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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