- in·ter·es·tu·a·rine, adjective
- sub·es·tu·a·rine, adjective
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How to use estuarine in a sentence
The site was estuarine, which means fresh and salt waters were mingling.June was probably a terrible month to be a dinosaur. Here’s how we know. | Michael J. Benton / The Conversation | January 27, 2022 | Popular-Science
Slowly this sea shallowed, giving rise to the alternating estuarine marine and freshwater deposits of the Coal Measures.
Thus in these lowland or estuarine peat-mosses the moss eventually occupies the water, and goes on growing.The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
The chief interest in estuarine conditions is the mingling of sea and fresh water.
We might therefore expect to find coal wherever strata of estuarine origin are developed in great mass.
Whether these are marine, lacustrine, or estuarine deposits, there is hardly sufficient evidence to show.Early Days in North Queensland | Edward Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for estuarine
formed or deposited in an estuary: estuarine muds
growing in, inhabiting, or found in an estuary: an estuarine fauna
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