produced by the earth.
Geology. noting or pertaining to sediments on the sea bottom derived directly from the neighboring land, or to the rocks formed primarily by the consolidation of such sediments.
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British Dictionary definitions for terrigenous
of or produced by the earth
(of geological deposits) formed in the sea from material derived from the land by erosion
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Scientific definitions for terrigenous
Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of shallow marine sediments.
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