tectophase etymology

English word tectophase comes from English phase, English tecto- (Tectonic. Tectum.)

Detailed word origin of tectophase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phase English (eng) (astronomy) A particular appearance or state in a regularly recurring cycle of changes with respect to quantity of illumination or form, or the absence, of its enlightened disk. Illustrated in Wikipedia's article Lunar phase.. (chemistry) A component in a material system that is distinguished by chemical composition and/or physical state (solid, liquid or gas) and/or crystal structure. It is [...]
tecto- English (eng) Tectonic. Tectum.
tectophase English (eng) (geology) Any geological feature formed by collision of tectonic plates.

Words with the same origin as tectophase

Descendants of phase
biphasic phasic phasically phasor phirotope triphasic
Descendants of tecto-
tectosilicate tectosphere tectospinal