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subglacial

[suhb-gley-shuh l]
adjective
  1. beneath a glacier: a subglacial stream.
  2. formerly beneath a glacier: a subglacial deposit.
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Origin of subglacial

First recorded in 1810–20; sub- + glacial
Related formssub·gla·cial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for subglacial

subglacial

adjective
  1. formed or occurring at the bottom of a glacier
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Derived Formssubglacially, adverb
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