taphrogenesis

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taphrogenesis (ˌtæfrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
geology the process of forming rifts, resulting in regional faulting and subsidence
 
[C20: from German Tafrogenese, from Greek taphros pit + -genesis]

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