estuarine

[ es-choo-uh-rahyn, -er-in ]
/ ˈɛs tʃu əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn /
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adjective

formed in an estuary.
found in estuaries.

Nearby words

  1. estrone,
  2. estrous,
  3. estrous cycle,
  4. estrual,
  5. estrus,
  6. estuary,
  7. estuary english,
  8. esu,
  9. esurient,
  10. esuriently

Origin of estuarine

First recorded in 1840–50; estuar(y) + -ine1

Related formsin·ter·es·tu·a·rine, adjectivesub·es·tu·a·rine, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for estuarine

estuarine

/ (ˈɛstjʊəˌraɪn, -rɪn) /

adjective

formed or deposited in an estuaryestuarine muds
growing in, inhabiting, or found in an estuaryan estuarine fauna
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