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ter•res•tri•al



Pronunciation: (tu-res'trē-ul), [key]
adj.
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
2. of or pertaining to land as distinct from water.
3. Bot.
a. growing on land; not aquatic.
b. growing in the ground; not epiphytic or aerial.
4. Zool.living on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or aerial.
5. of or pertaining to the earth or this world; worldly; mundane.

n.
an inhabitant of the earth, esp. a human being.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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