Definition of fluviatile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflo͞ovēəˌtīl/


Of, found in, or produced by a river: fluviatile sediments
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  • Second, reconstruction of some of the sediments as deposited by fluviatile action suggests that fluvial transport affected the assemblages.
  • The Fossil Bluff Group consists of fossiliferous, shallow marine to sub-aerial fluviatile sandstones and conglomerates of probable fore-arc origin.
  • Recent analyses that have shown that detrital zircons can be transported considerable distances in fluviatile environments, implying laterally extensive drainage systems.


Late 16th century: from French, from Latin fluviatilis, from fluviatus 'wet', from fluvius 'river'.

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