lacustrine

[luh-kuhs-trin]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a lake.
2.
living or growing in lakes, as various organisms.
3.
formed at the bottom or along the shore of lakes, as geological strata.

Origin:
1820–30; < Italian lacustr(e) of lakes + -ine1

interlacustrine, adjective
sublacustrine, adjective
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lacustrine (ləˈkʌstraɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to lakes
2.  living or growing in or on the shores of a lake
 
[C19: from Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake]

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lacustrine  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (lə-kŭs'trĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to lakes.

  2. Relating to a system of inland wetlands and deep-water habitats associated with freshwater lakes and reservoirs, characterized by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Compare marine, palustrine, riverine.


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Example sentences
Still today the lacustrine sediments and the shorelines of the lake can be recognized in the field.
Also present in depressions bounded by lacustrine beaches.
These materials consist of semi-liquid seafloor deposits, soft fine-grained lacustrine soils and coarse-grained alluvial soils.
Lacustrine soils are primarily sands, but there are small, local areas of lacustrine clays.
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