taphrogenesis


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taphrogenesis

(ˌtæfrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Geological Science) geology the process of forming rifts, resulting in regional faulting and subsidence
[C20: from German Tafrogenese, from Greek taphros pit + -genesis]
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Furthermore, the major extensional movements in the Sichuan basin were the Xinkai taphrogenesis or "extensional movement," which is coeval with assembly and breakup of the Rodinia supercontinent [30-33].
The formation of dolomite and paleokarst of the Lower Permian series in Sichuan Basin and the relation to the Emei taphrogenesis. Journal of Chengdu University of Technology, 24 (1), 8-16 (in Chinese with English abstract).
In the QHJB, there are many Neopalaeozoic metal sulphide deposits [103] that were formed in the taphrogenesis depression zone with territorial fracturing as the ore-controlling structure.