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intratelluric

[in-truh-tuh-loo r-ik] /ˌɪn trə təˈlʊər ɪk/
adjective
1.
Geology. located in, taking place in, or resulting from action beneath the lithosphere.
2.
Petrography. noting or pertaining to crystallization of magma that begins previous to its extrusion on the surface.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; intra- + telluric1
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British Dictionary definitions for intratelluric

intratelluric

/ˌɪntrətəˈljʊərɪk/
adjective
1.
(of rocks and their constituents, processes, etc) formed or occurring below the surface of the earth
2.
denoting crystals formed at depth before magma erupted at the earth's surface
3.
denoting the period during which crystallization took place
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