tectogene

noun
tec·​to·​gene | \ˈtektəˌjēn\
plural -s

Definition of tectogene 

: a long narrow downward fold of the earth's crust that is postulated as an early phase in the process of the formation of a mountain range or an island arc

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Other Words from tectogene

tectogenic \¦⸗⸗¦jenik \ adjective

History and Etymology for tectogene

International Scientific Vocabulary tecto- (from Greek tektainein to frame, build, from tektōn carpenter, builder) + -gene

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