from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or found in an estuary.
  • adj. Geology Formed or deposited in an estuary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an estuary
  • adj. Formed in an estuary by alluvial deposition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to an estuary; estuary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an estuary; formed in an estuary.
  • Inhabiting or found in estuaries: as, “fluviatile or estuarine Cetacea,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or found in estuaries


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  • It is supposed further that these organic participants were originally localized during sedimentation in so-called estuarine channels and shore-line embayments.

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  • Despite being poor swimmers, researchers have discovered that the saltwater crocodile (also known as estuarine) commonly travels long distances over open oceans by riding ocean currents.

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  • This act provides for regulations of the estuarine lands between the land and ocean.

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  • In estuarine waters where I live, it was discovered that lead shot washed down into the sediments where the brackish water corroded it. the lead was picked up by Nematodes and other critters that lived in the bottom sediment.

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  • The project's work is being carried out as a partnership between the Greater LaFourche Port Commission (established by the state to facilitate economic growth of the port communities) and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, a nonprofit aimed at the "preservation and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne estuarine system ... through the implementation of a science-based, consensus-driven plan."

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  • Bhitarkanika is one such location of rich, lush green vibrant eco-system lying in the estuarine region of Brahmani - Baitarani in the North-Eastern corner of Kendrapara district of Orissa.

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  • From Alexandria I wind up the estuarine Nile to Cairo, where the river turns like some grave thought threading a dream.

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  • Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid-class compound "likely to be carcinogenic to humans" when ingested orally and is highly toxic to freshwater and estuarine aquatic organisms.

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  • The large view of thimbles across straw-colored estuarine marshes struck me as a smooth professional production, and a generous nod toward the art of watercolor, so number 10 wins the prize in the print category.

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  • Because quite clearly this is a work of some considerable technical accomplishment, even if the subject of estuarine breakers and a flock of undersized white sea birds viewed from a rocky bank or promontory (maybe) or some other high notionally downward-swooping, even airborne vantage point — at any rate vertiginous — creates just about the most disturbing visual effect that it is possible to achieve when converted into the floor-to-ceiling mural format.

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