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subglacial

[suhb-gley-shuh l] /sʌbˈgleɪ ʃəl/
adjective
1.
beneath a glacier:
a subglacial stream.
2.
formerly beneath a glacier:
a subglacial deposit.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; sub- + glacial
Related forms
subglacially, adverb
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Examples for subglacial
  • It is likely that these processes take place in the subglacial environment and create a functioning microbial ecosystem.
  • We have found glacial moraines and subglacial deltas where the oriented grooves formed by glacial advance end.
  • subglacial tunnels then grew exponentially, leading to catastrophic discharge.
  • Years later, scientists realized a large subglacial lake existed below.
  • Research in support of future field exploration of subglacial lakes is also considered.
  • subglacial vents occur on the northwest flank of the field.
British Dictionary definitions for subglacial

subglacial

/sʌbˈɡleɪsɪəl/
adjective
1.
formed or occurring at the bottom of a glacier
Derived Forms
subglacially, adverb
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