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fluvial

[floo-vee-uh l] /ˈflu vi əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a river:
a meandering fluvial contour.
2.
produced by or found in a river:
fluvial plants.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin fluviālis, equivalent to fluvi(us) river (derivative of fluere to flow) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
transfluvial, adjective
unfluvial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fluvial

fluvial

/ˈfluːvɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or occurring in a river: fluvial deposits
Word Origin
C14: from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius river, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for fluvial
adj.

"pertaining to a river," late 14c., from Latin fluvialis "of a river," from fluvius "river," related to fluere "to flow" (see flow (v.)).

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fluvial in Science
fluvial
  (fl'vē-əl)   
  1. Relating to or inhabiting a river or stream.

  2. Produced by the action of a river or stream.


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