terrigenous[te rij′ə nəs, tə-]
- designating or of sea-bottom sediment derived from the erosion of land
Origin: L terrigenus < terra, terra + gignere, to be born: see genus
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Origin: From Latin terrigena, earth-born : terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + -genous.
terrigenous - Science Definition
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