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fluviomarine

[ floo-vee-oh-muh-reen ]
/ ˌflu vi oʊ məˈrin /
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adjective
of or formed by the combined action of river and sea.
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Origin of fluviomarine

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

fluviomarine
/ (ˌfluːvɪˌəʊməˈriːn) /

adjective
(of deposits) formed by joint action of the sea and a river or stream
(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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Scientific definitions for fluviomarine

fluviomarine
[ flōō′vē-ō-mə-rēn ]

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