Definition of terrigenous
: being or relating to oceanic sediment derived directly from the destruction of rocks on the earth's surface
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For those interested in the transfer of terrigenous sediment (i.e., derived from continent) to the deep sea, this situation has some interesting implications regarding transport mechanisms.
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