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terrestrial

(tə-rĕs′trē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants.
2. Biology Living or growing on land or on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or epiphytic: terrestrial mammals; terrestrial apes; terrestrial orchids.
3. Astronomy Similar to the planet earth in size or composition: terrestrial planets.
4. Transmitted from structures on the earth and not involving satellites: terrestrial radio.
5. Archaic Of or relating to the earth rather than heaven.
n.
An inhabitant of the earth.

ter·res′tri·al·ly adv.
ter·res′tri·al·ness n.

terrestrial

of the land as opposed to water or air.