[ in-ter-floov ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌfluv /


the land area separating adjacent stream valleys.

Origin of interfluve

1900–05; back formation from interfluvial lying between streams. See inter-, fluvial

Related forms

in·ter·flu·vi·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interfluve


/ (ˈɪntəˌfluːv) /


a ridge or area of land dividing two river valleys

Derived Forms

interfluvial, adjective

Word Origin for interfluve

C20: back formation from interfluvial, from inter- + Latin fluvius river
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Science definitions for interfluve


[ ĭn′tər-flōōv ]

The region of higher land between two rivers that are in the same drainage system.
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