[ sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis ]

  1. the development or intensification of a cyclone, usually in simultaneous occurrence with a decrease in atmospheric pressure: They’re studying the timing of cyclogenesis in relation to the onset of monsoon season.

Origin of cyclogenesis

First recorded in 1935–40; cycl(one) + -o- + genesis

Words Nearby cyclogenesis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023