Definition of paludal in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈl(j)uːd(ə)l/


(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.


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

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