orogenesis

noun
oro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌȯr-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce orogenesis (audio) \

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orogenetic \ ˌȯr-​ə-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce orogenesis (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of orogenesis

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orogenesis

New Latin

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“Orogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orogenesis. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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