tectogene

noun tec·to·gene \ˈtektəˌjēn\

Definition of tectogene

plural

-s

  1. :  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

tectogenic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of tectogene

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


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