estuarine [es-choo-uh-rahyn, -er-in] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. formed in an estuary.
  2. found in estuaries.

Origin of estuarine First recorded in 1840–50; estuar(y) + -ine1 Related formsin·ter·es·tu·a·rine, adjectivesub·es·tu·a·rine, adjective Examples from the Web for estuarine Historical Examples of estuarine

  • None of the rivers, except in the estuarine parts, is navigable.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8


  • Limestone and marine beds in the south are replaced by sandy and estuarine beds in the north.

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils

    Peter Gray

  • A soft jet is obtained from the estuarine series of the Lower Oolites of Yorkshire.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3


  • Slowly this sea shallowed, giving rise to the alternating estuarine marine and freshwater deposits of the Coal Measures.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4


  • It is an estuarine deposit like that mentioned above as occurring in the Wash off Heacham, for instance.

    Notes on the Fenland

    T. McKenny Huges

  • British Dictionary definitions for estuarine estuarine adjective

    1. formed or deposited in an estuaryestuarine muds
    2. growing in, inhabiting, or found in an estuaryan estuarine fauna
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