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paludal

Line breaks: pal|udal
Pronunciation: /pəˈl(j)uːd(ə)l
 
, ˈpal(j)ʊd(ə)l
 
/

Definition of paludal in English:

adjective

Ecology
(Of a plant, animal, or soil) living or occurring in a marshy habitat.
Example sentences
  • Paludal tufas develop predominantly in waterlogged valley bottom situations, where line-sourced waters emerge from valley side and bottom aquifers.
  • A paludal atmosphere has the effect of shortening the duration of life.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin palus, palud- 'marsh' + -al.

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