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Related to terrigenous: biogenous
Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of sediments.
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1. of or produced by the earth
2. (Geological Science) (of geological deposits) formed in the sea from material derived from the land by erosion
[C17: from Latin terrigenus, from terra earth + gignere to beget]
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ter•rig•e•nous(tɛˈrɪdʒ ə nəs)
derived from the land, esp. of sea-bottom sediments eroded from a neighboring landmass.
[1675–85; < Latin terrigenus=terr(a) earth + -i- -i- + -genus -genous]
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