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interfluve

[in-ter-floov] /ˈɪn tərˌfluv/
noun
1.
the land area separating adjacent stream valleys.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; back formation from interfluvial lying between streams. See inter-, fluvial
Related forms
interfluvial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interfluve

interfluve

/ˈɪntəˌfluːv/
noun
1.
a ridge or area of land dividing two river valleys
Derived Forms
interfluvial, adjective
Word Origin
C20: back formation from interfluvial, from inter- + Latin fluvius river
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interfluve
  (ĭn'tər-flv')   
The region of higher land between two rivers that are in the same drainage system.
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