Definition of lacustrine in English:


Line breaks: la¦cus|trine
Pronunciation: /ləˈkʌstrʌɪn
, -trɪn/


technical or literary
Relating to or associated with lakes: fluvial and lacustrine deposits the boulders were beautiful in their lacustrine tranquillity
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  • 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.


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

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