Definition of epeirogeny in English:

epeirogeny

noun

mass nounGeology
  • The regional uplift of an extensive area of the earth's crust.

    ‘This would allow discrimination of the effects of erosion owing to footwall uplift from those owing to inversion and/or epeirogeny.’
    ‘Reconstructing the tectonic history of the western UK basins is hampered by the difficulty in recognizing and discriminating the superimposed effects of epeirogeny and inversion.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Greek ēpeiros ‘mainland’ + -geny.

Pronunciation

epeirogeny

/ɪˌpʌɪˈrɒdʒəni/