Definition of Terrigenous. Meaning of Terrigenous. Synonyms of Terrigenous

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Definition of Terrigenous

Terrigenous
Terrigenous Ter*rig"e*nous, a. [L. terrigena, terrigenus; terra the earth + genere, gignere, to bring forth.] Earthborn; produced by the earth.

Meaning of Terrigenous from wikipedia

- In oceanography, terrigenous sediments are those derived from the erosion of rocks on land; that is, they are derived from terrestrial (as opposed to...
- the distance from major landm****es, which affects their dilution by terrigenous, or land-derived, sediment. The second factor is water depth, which affects...
- space. There are four basic types of sediment of the sea floor: 1.) "Terrigenous" describes the sediment derived from the materials eroded by rain, rivers...
- s**** Diamictite – A lithified sedimentary rock of non- to poorly sorted terrigenous sediment in a matrix of mudstone or sandstone Diatomite – Soft, siliceous...
- and lakes ac****ulate sediment over time. The sediment can consist of terrigenous material, which originates on land, but may be deposited in either terrestrial...
- marine sediment that consists of clay and silt-sized grains that are terrigenous and some biogenic material derived from the landm**** nearest the deposits...
- doubtful. Ocean banks may be of volcanic nature. Banks may be carbonate or terrigenous. In tropical areas some banks are submerged atolls. As they are not ****ociated...
- freshwater mollusc s****. Inside the Black Sea Depression they are terrigenous non-carbonate silts, and at the foot of the continental slope turbidite...
- constituents: Tuffites, volcanic ash, montmorillonite, cristobalite, zeolites Terrigenous constituents: Quartz, feldspars, rock fragments, mica, heavy minerals...
- lithified sedimentary rock that consists of nonsorted to poorly sorted terrigenous sediment containing particles that range in size from clay to boulders...
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