subglacial

[ suhb-gley-shuh l ]
/ sʌbˈgleɪ ʃəl /

adjective

beneath a glacier: a subglacial stream.
formerly beneath a glacier: a subglacial deposit.

Origin of subglacial

First recorded in 1810–20; sub- + glacial

OTHER WORDS FROM subglacial

sub·gla·cial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for subglacial

subglacial
/ (sʌbˈɡleɪsɪəl) /

adjective

formed or occurring at the bottom of a glacier

Derived forms of subglacial

subglacially, adverb
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