Origin of fluviomarine

1840–50; < Latin fluvi- river (see fluvial) + -o- + marine
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British Dictionary definitions for fluviomarine


  1. (of deposits) formed by joint action of the sea and a river or stream
  2. (esp of fish) able to live in both rivers and the sea

Word Origin for fluviomarine

C19: fluvio-, from Latin fluvius river + marine
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fluviomarine in Science


  1. Relating to deposits, especially near the mouth of a river, formed by the combined action of river and sea.
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