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cyclogenesis

[sahy-kluh-jen-uh-sis, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Meteorology
1.
the intensification or development of a cyclone.
Compare cyclolysis.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; cyclo(ne) + genesis
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