a love of high mountains and of heights. —acrophile, n.alpinism
the climbing of the Alps or any equally high mountain ranges. —alpinist, n.orogenesis
the process of the formation of mountains. Also called orogeny. —orogenic, adj.orographyPhysical Geography. the study of mountains and mountain systems. —orographic, oreographic, oreographical, orographical, adj.orology
the scientific study of mountains. —orologist, oreologist, n.—orological, oreological, adj.orometry
the measurement of mountains. —orometric, adj.orophilousBotany. referring to orophytes, a class of plants growing on mountains below the timberline.
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