orogenesis


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o·rog·e·ny

 (ô-rŏj′ə-nē) also or·o·gen·e·sis (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process of mountain formation, especially by a folding and faulting of the earth's crust.

or′o·gen′ic (ôr′ə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
or′o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
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orogenesis

, orogeny - Orogenesis is the formation of mountains (Greek oros) and orogeny is the process by which mountains are formed.
See also related terms for mountains.
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orogenesis

the process of the formation of mountains. Also called orogeny. — orogenic, adj.
See also: Mountains
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Translations
orogènesi
kalnodaraorogenezė
orogenese
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