Definition of terminal moraine in English:

terminal moraine

Syllabification: ter·mi·nal mo·raine

noun

Geology
A moraine deposited at the point of furthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet.
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  • Long Island is actually the terminal moraine resulting from this glacier.
  • At favoured sites (such as Loch Muick in Scotland), the submerged terminal moraines from the last phase of glacial retreat can be recognized.
  • Ages of glacier advances can be estimated by dating plant remains in lateral and terminal moraines, or by determining the age of trees or lichens growing on the moraines.

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