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[floo-vee-uh-til, -tahyl] /ˈflu vi ə tɪl, -ˌtaɪl/
pertaining or peculiar to rivers; found in or near rivers.
Origin of fluviatile
1590-1600; < Latin fluviātilis, equivalent to fluvi- (see fluvial) + -ātil(is) association suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Erodona and Himella are fluviatile forms from South America.

  • Lacustrine and fluviatile deposits occur intermingled with the above.

  • I may notice here two other land shells, although they scientifically are grouped amongst the fluviatile Gasteropoda.

    Our British Snails John William Horsley
  • Their excavation by fluviatile action certainly dates back to a period long anterior to the advent of the Ice Age.

  • They have been carried away grain by grain by the denuding forces—by weathering, rain, frost, and fluviatile and marine action.

    Geology James Geikie
  • In former periods, also, Mollusca were chiefly marine; fluviatile and terrestrial types occurring only in more recent periods.

  • The species are, for the most part, marine, but a few of them belong to land and fluviatile genera.

  • It lay some five feet beneath the surface in a deposit which seems to be an ancient one of fluviatile origin.

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • A lake or inlet formed by the encroachments of the sea, and the deposits of fluviatile action.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • It is to the Infusoria that the mud of the Nile and other fluviatile and lacustrine deposits owe their prodigious fertility.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

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