periglacial

[ per-i-gley-shuh l ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈgleɪ ʃəl /

adjective Geology.

occurring or operating adjacent to the margin of a glacier.

Origin of periglacial

First recorded in 1925–30; peri- + glacial
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British Dictionary definitions for periglacial

periglacial

/ (ˌpɛrɪˈɡleɪʃəl) /

adjective

relating to a region bordering a glacierperiglacial climate
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