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lacustrine

Syllabification: la·cus·trine
Pronunciation: /ləˈkəstrin
 
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Definition of lacustrine in English:

adjective

technical or literary
Of, relating to, or associated with lakes.
Example sentences
  • These units are conformably overlain by fluvial and lacustrine volcaniclastic deposits, tuffs and hyaloclastites.
  • These may be of fluviatile, glacial, periglacial, lacustrine, aeolian, or marine origin.
  • It has been suggested that fluvial and lacustrine source rocks were locally deposited in grabens created along the transtensional edges of these rotating microcontinental blocks.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin lacus 'lake' (the stem lacustr- influenced by Latin palustris 'marshy') + -ine1.

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