of or pertaining to a river: a meandering fluvial contour.
produced by or found in a river: fluvial plants.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fluviālis, equivalent to fluvi(us) river (derivative of fluere to flow) + -ālis -al1

transfluvial, adjective
unfluvial, adjective
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fluvial or fluviatile (ˈfluːvɪəl, ˈfluːvɪəˌtaɪl, -tɪl)
of, relating to, or occurring in a river: fluvial deposits
[C14: from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius river, from fluere to flow]
fluviatile or fluviatile
[C14: from Latin fluviālis, from fluvius river, from fluere to flow]

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"pertaining to a river," late 14c., from L. fluvialis, from fluvius "river," related to fluere "to flow" (see flow).
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fluvial   (fl'vē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to or inhabiting a river or stream.

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

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