Definition of epeirogenic in English:

epeirogenic

adjective

Geology
  • See epeirogeny

    • ‘In common with other work on the western UK basins system, igneous underplating is invoked as the principal mechanism driving the epeirogenic uplift.’
    • ‘Preservation of these large-scale coastal landforms is primarily due to gentle epeirogenic uplift in response to Quaternary volcanism.’
    • ‘Regional scale epeirogenic uplift has removed the barriers from the influence of subsequent sea level highstands and therefore largely preserved their original form.’
    • ‘The term craton has been used for many years for the broad central parts of continents that are affected only by epeirogenic movements.’
    • ‘They recognized the importance of such underplating in thickening the crust to cause epeirogenic uplift.’

Pronunciation

epeirogenic

/ɪˌpʌɪrəˈdʒɛnɪk/