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cyclogenesis

[sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis, sik-luh-]
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noun Meteorology.
  1. the intensification or development of a cyclone.
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Origin of cyclogenesis

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