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[floo-vee-uh-til, -tahyl]
  1. pertaining or peculiar to rivers; found in or near rivers.
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Origin of fluviatile

1590–1600; < Latin fluviātilis, equivalent to fluvi- (see fluvial) + -ātil(is) association suffix
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Examples from the Web for fluviatile

Historical Examples

  • Erodona and Himella are fluviatile forms from South America.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1


  • 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.


    James Geikie