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taphrogenesis

/ (ˌtæfrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /
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noun
geology the process of forming rifts, resulting in regional faulting and subsidence
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Word Origin for taphrogenesis

C20: from German Tafrogenese, from Greek taphros pit + -genesis

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