cyclogenesis

[sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis, sik-luh-]

noun Meteorology.

the intensification or development of a cyclone.

Nearby words

  1. cyclochoroiditis,
  2. cyclocryotherapy,
  3. cyclodialysis,
  4. cyclodiathermy,
  5. cyclodiene,
  6. cyclogiro,
  7. cyclograph,
  8. cyclohexane,
  9. cyclohexanone,
  10. cycloheximide

Compare cyclolysis.

Origin of cyclogenesis

First recorded in 1935–40; cyclo(ne) + genesis

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