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orogen

[ awr-uh-jen, -juhn, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr əˌdʒɛn, -dʒən, ˈoʊr- /
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noun Geology.

an extensive belt of rocks deformed by orogeny, associated in places with plutonic and metamorphic rocks.

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Origin of orogen

<German (1921); see oro-1, -gen
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