Definition of paludal in English:


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


  • (Of a plant, animal, or soil) living or occurring in a marshy habitat.
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    • 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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