estuarine

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

adjective

formed in an estuary.
found in estuaries.

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Origin of estuarine

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

OTHER WORDS FROM estuarine

in·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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