superglacial

[ soo-per-gley-shuh l ]
/ ˌsu pərˈgleɪ ʃəl /

adjective

on the surface of a glacier.
believed to have been formerly on the surface of a glacier: superglacial debris.

Nearby words

  1. superfuse,
  2. supergalaxy,
  3. supergene,
  4. supergiant,
  5. supergiant star,
  6. superglue,
  7. supergovernment,
  8. supergrade,
  9. supergranulation cell,
  10. supergraphics

Origin of superglacial

First recorded in 1885–90; super- + glacial

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British Dictionary definitions for superglacial

superglacial

/ (ˌsuːpəˈɡleɪsɪəl) /

adjective

on or originating from the surface of a glacier
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