[ tuh-res-tree-uhl plan-it ]
/ təˈrɛs tri əl ˈplæn ɪt /
a planet composed mostly of metals or silica rocks: in our solar system, the terrestrial planets are the four inner planets.
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Also called tel·lur·ic plan·et, [te-loor-ik plan-it] /tɛˈlʊər ɪk ˈplæn ɪt/ rock·y plan·et [rok-ee plan-it] /ˈrɒk i ˈplæn ɪt/ .
Origin of terrestrial planet
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby terrestrial planet
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Scientific definitions for terrestrial planet
See inner planet.
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