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estuarine

[es-choo-uh-rahyn, -er-in] /ˈɛs tʃu əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn/
adjective
1.
formed in an estuary.
2.
found in estuaries.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; estuar(y) + -ine1
Related forms
interestuarine, adjective
subestuarine, adjective
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  • The fish then soak in the pesticide solution, which is later released into the estuarine or near shore habitat.
  • When the dense, salty seawater flows into an estuary, it has an estuarine current.
  • Each island offers shelter to wading shorebirds and other estuarine life.
  • But the fragile estuarine systems can be overtaxed in any number of ways.
  • Many species have developed adaptations in order to live in estuarine environments.
  • Proposals for research on any aspect of estuarine science or coastal zone management and policy will be considered.
British Dictionary definitions for estuarine

estuarine

/ˈɛstjʊəˌraɪn; -rɪn/
adjective
1.
formed or deposited in an estuary: estuarine muds
2.
growing in, inhabiting, or found in an estuary: an estuarine fauna
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