orogenesis

noun

oro·​gen·​e·​sis ˌȯr-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce orogenesis (audio)
orogenetic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orogenesis was in 1886

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“Orogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orogenesis. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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