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periglacial

[per-i-gley-shuh l] /ˌpɛr ɪˈgleɪ ʃəl/
adjective, Geology
1.
occurring or operating adjacent to the margin of a glacier.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; peri- + glacial
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  • Toward the coast, the terrain is dominated by periglacial features, including thousands of northeast-trending thaw-lakes.
  • But the dominant processes of surface modification have been glacial, periglacial, and polar.
  • Where the relatively erodible and friable bedrock was overlain by more competent rocks, large periglacial failures are present.
British Dictionary definitions for periglacial

periglacial

/ˌpɛrɪˈɡleɪʃəl/
adjective
1.
relating to a region bordering a glacier: periglacial climate
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