Definition of Terrigenous

1. a. Earthborn; produced by the earth.



Definition of Terrigenous

1. Adjective. (geology of a marine sediment) Derived from the erosion of land-based rocks. ¹

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Definition of Terrigenous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrigenous

terriers
terries
terrific
terrifical
terrifically
terrifick
terrifie
terrified
terrifier
terrifiers
terrifies
terrify
terrifying
terrifyingly
terrifyingness
terrigenous (current term)
terrine
terrines
territ
territorial
territorial division
territorial dominion
territorial matrices
territorial matrix
territorial reserve
territorial water
territorial waters
territorialisation
territorialise

Literary usage of Terrigenous

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1. The Depth and Marine Deposits of the Pacific by John Murray, G. V. Lee (1909)
"Other terrigenous Deposits.—The terrigenous deposits other than Coral Mud and Sand cover an area of about eight millions of square miles, forming a border ..."

2. The Student's Handbook of Physical Geology by Alfred John Jukes-Browne (1892)
"As a matter of fact, the disposition of the currents round continental coasts is such that terrigenous material is seldom carried to more than 150 or 200 ..."

3. The Student's Handbook of Physical Geology by Alfred John Jukes-Browne (1892)
"As a matter of fact, the disposition of the currents round continental coasts is such that terrigenous material is seldom carried to more than 150 ..."

4. The Earth: Its Genesis and Revolution, Considered in the Light of the Most by A. T. Swaine (1913)
"... Division of Cycles—terrigenous Muds Contrasted with Ocean Oozes—Tertiary Sedimentary Cycle—Secondary Sedimentary Cycle—Chemical Composition of Chalk at ..."

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