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orogen

[awr-uh-jen, -juh n, ohr-] /ˈɔr əˌdʒɛn, -dʒən, ˈoʊr-/
noun, Geology.
1.
an extensive belt of rocks deformed by orogeny, associated in places with plutonic and metamorphic rocks.
Origin of orogen
< German (1921); see oro-1, -gen
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