[in-truh-tuh-loo r-ik]
  1. Geology. located in, taking place in, or resulting from action beneath the lithosphere.
  2. Petrography. noting or pertaining to crystallization of magma that begins previous to its extrusion on the surface.

Origin of intratelluric

First recorded in 1885–90; intra- + telluric1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for intratelluric


  1. (of rocks and their constituents, processes, etc) formed or occurring below the surface of the earth
  2. denoting crystals formed at depth before magma erupted at the earth's surface
  3. denoting the period during which crystallization took place
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