lacustrine

[ luh-kuhs-trin ]
/ ləˈkʌs trɪn /
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adjective

of or relating to a lake.
living or growing in lakes, as various organisms.
formed at the bottom or along the shore of lakes, as geological strata.

Nearby words

  1. lacunary,
  2. lacunose,
  3. lacunule,
  4. lacus,
  5. lacus solis,
  6. lacw,
  7. lacy,
  8. lad,
  9. lad lit,
  10. lad mag

Origin of lacustrine

1820–30; < Italian lacustr(e) of lakes + -ine1

Related formsin·ter·la·cus·trine, adjectivesub·la·cus·trine, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lacustrine

lacustrine

/ (ləˈkʌstraɪn) /

adjective

of or relating to lakes
living or growing in or on the shores of a lake

Word Origin for lacustrine

C19: from Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake

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Science definitions for lacustrine

lacustrine

[ lə-kŭstrĭn ]

Relating to lakes.
Relating to a system of inland wetlands and deep-water habitats associated with freshwater lakes and reservoirs, characterized by the absence of trees, shrubs, or emergent vegetation. Compare marine palustrine riverine.
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