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terrigenous

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adjective ter·rig·e·nous \te-ˈri-jə-nəs, tə-\

Definition of terrigenous

  1. :  being or relating to oceanic sediment derived directly from the destruction of rocks on the earth's surface



Origin and Etymology of terrigenous

Latin terrigena earthborn, from terra earth + gignere to beget — more at kin


First Known Use: 1882


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