terrigenous

[te-rij-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
produced by the earth.
2.
Geology. noting or pertaining to sediments on the sea bottom derived directly from the neighboring land, or to the rocks formed primarily by the consolidation of such sediments.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin terrigenus, equivalent to terr(a) earth + -i- -i- + -genus -genous

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terrigenous (tɛˈrɪdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  of or produced by the earth
2.  (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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terrigenous   (tě-rĭj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Derived from the land, especially by erosive action. Used primarily of shallow marine sediments.
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Terrigenous sediment runoff and deposition on coral reefs is recognized as a hazard to coral health.
The composition of the sediment is primarily terrigenous nearshore, but becomes increasingly biogenic at the distal end.
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