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1. Of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants.
2. Biology Living or growing on land or on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or epiphytic: terrestrial mammals; terrestrial apes; terrestrial orchids.
3. Astronomy Similar to the planet earth in size or composition: terrestrial planets.
4. Transmitted from structures on the earth and not involving satellites: terrestrial radio.
5. Archaic Of or relating to the earth rather than heaven.
An inhabitant of the earth.

[Middle English, from Latin terrestris, from terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

ter·res′tri·al·ly adv.
ter·res′tri·al·ness n.
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Adv.1.terrestrially - in a worldly manner; "terrestrially changeable"
2.terrestrially - to a land environment; "terrestrially adapted"
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