from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of sediments.

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  • adj. Derived from the erosion of land-based rocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Earthborn; produced by the earth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, derived from the land: said of sediments on the sea-bottom.
  • Earth-born; produced by the earth.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin terrigena, earth-born : terra, earth; + -genous.

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Latin terra ("land") + -gen + -ous


  • Modern terrigenous organic carbon input to the Arctic Ocean.

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  • Extensive transitional landforms comprise an extremely complex intercalation of limestone massifs and terrigenous terrain with a diversity of rock types.

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  • The scarcity of these fossils is most likely due to the high rate of deposition of terrigenous sediment that would have clouded the waters where these fossils attempted to survive.

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  • The specimen brought up was a terrigenous blue mud (glacial deposit) with some radiolaria.

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  • So, a radiological clock, which “is built in” the products of a volcanic eruption, do not further respond to the subsequent deposition of terrigenous and carbonaceous strata, nor to post-depositional uplift or erosion, etc.

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  • High terrigenous dust concentrations reflect greater aridity in West Africa.

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  • (D) ODP 658 terrigenous dust record from West Africa (24).

    Monsoon Moberg « Climate Audit

  • However, variations of CCsurf in our cores could also reflect changes in microcharcoal input linked to changes of fluvial sedimentary input or dilution processes due to increase in terrigenous material.

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  • From the outcomes of analysis terrigenous sediments at ODP Site 1202 express time interval as following: The average time is about 12,000 years B.P..

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  • Fig. 21: Map showing extent of Pleistocene terrigenous deposition on the Juan de Fuca and Pacific plates (credit: Fig. 12 from Normark & Reid, 2003; The Journal of Geology, v. 111)

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