Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

tectono-

Tectonics.

[English tectonics (Greek tektonikos, from tektōn, carpenter, builder), plus -o-.]

In geology, tectonics is the name given to large-scale processes that affect the structure of the earth's crust. Tectonophysics deals with the forces that cause movement and deformation in the crust; the adjective tectonostratigraphic refers to the correlation of rock formations with each other in terms of their connection with a tectonic event; something tectonothermal involves both tectonism and geothermal activity.

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