terrigenous[te rij′ə nəs, tə-]
terrigenous definition by Webster's New World
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- designating or of sea-bottom sediment derived from the erosion of land
Origin: Classical Latin terrigenus ; from terra, terra plush gignere, to be born: see genus
terrigenous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of sediments.
Origin: From Latin terrigena, earth-born : terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots + -genous.
terrigenous - Science Definition
Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of shallow marine sediments.