Definition of fluvioglacial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌflo͞ovēōˈɡlāSH(ə)l/


Relating to or denoting erosion or deposition caused by flowing meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets.
Example sentences
  • During cold stages of the Quaternary, very large amounts of dust were also generated by wind erosion of extensive fluvioglacial outwash deposits, notably in North America, Europe, and Siberia.
  • Wetlands may overlie important groundwater aquifers, especially on moraines, eskers, and fluvioglacial deposits.
  • The development site has possible Pictish burial cairns on it and the proposed quarry is bordered by a Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated for its assemblage of fluvioglacial landforms.

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Syllabification: flu·vi·o·gla·cial

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