subglacial

[ suhb-gley-shuh l ]
/ sʌbˈgleɪ ʃəl /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. subgenre,
  2. subgenus,
  3. subgingival,
  4. subgingival curettage,
  5. subgingival space,
  6. subglossal,
  7. subgrade,
  8. subgroup,
  9. subgrundation,
  10. subgum

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

/ (sʌbˈɡleɪsɪəl) /

adjective

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

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