[ te-rij-uh-nuh s ]
/ tɛˈrɪdʒ ə nəs /
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
/ (tɛˈrɪdʒɪnəs) /
of or produced by the earth
(of geological deposits) formed in the sea from material derived from the land by erosion
Word Origin for terrigenous
C17: from Latin terrigenus, from terra earth + gignere to beget
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Science definitions for terrigenous
[ tĕ-rĭj′ə-nəs ]
Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of shallow marine sediments.
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