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terrestrial

(of animals and plants) living or growing on the land
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terrestrial

(tĕ-ress -tree-ăl) Of, relating to, or similar to the planet Earth.
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terrestrial

[tə′res·trē·əl]
(science and technology)
Of or pertaining to the earth.
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terrestrial

Dealing with the earth. See terrestrial link.
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But an unforeseen circumstance, viz., the detonation produced by the Columbiad, had the immediate effect of troubling the terrestrial atmosphere, by accumulating a large quantity of vapor, a phenomenon which excited universal indignation, for the moon was hidden from the eyes of the watchers for several nights.
The other, after a conscientious effort to build a terrestrial paradise out of the same materials, with the addition of a "grave and stately stork," spoils it all by blundering upon the ghastly truth at the last.
Of terrestrial mammals, there is only one which must be considered as indigenous, namely, a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis), and this is confined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the most easterly island of the group.
We shall hereafter see this law of aquatic forms, whether marine or freshwater, being less peculiar at any given point of the earth's surface than the terrestrial forms of the same classes, strikingly illustrated in the shells, and in a lesser degree in the insects of this archipelago.
each other in general form, one being terrestrial and the other aquatic.
I noticed that its iron plates, slightly overlaying each other, resembled the shell which clothes the bodies of our large terrestrial reptiles.
Variable df Proportion of Proportion of terrestrial organisms terrestrial taxa Watershed 1 0.132, 2.35 0.494, 0.47 Hours after peak flow 6 0.036, 2.48 0.336, 1.17 Watershed x hours 6 0.673, 0.67 0.972, 0.21 Variable Proportion of Proportion of terrestrial biomass intact terrestrials Watershed 0.211, 1.61 0.304, 1.08 Hours after peak flow 0.090, 1.97 <0.0001, 16.80 Watershed x hours 0.753, 0.57 0.987, 0.16
Inputs of terrestrial invertebrates from the riparian zone to streams have long been recognized as an important flux of energy from one ecosystem to the other.
Featuring step-by-step instructions, with each step illustrated by a different, full-color photograph, Tying Terrestrials for Super Fishing is an in-depth guide to creating and tying top-quality fishing lures.
THE TERM "TERRESTRIALS" was first heard in fishing over 50 years ago when the late Charlie Fox used it to describe land-born insects that end up on the water.
TROUT RISING TO TERRESTRIALS are generally not selective feeders and will take whatever the current brings them.
The "terrestrial" inner planets, from Mercury to Mars, form by accretion of planetesimals, as do the cores of the outer planets, but the terrestrials form more slowly.