es·​tu·​a·​rine | \ ˈes-chə-(wə-)ˌrīn How to pronounce estuarine (audio) , -ˌrēn, -ˌrin, ˈesh- \

Definition of estuarine

: of, relating to, or formed in an estuary estuarine currents estuarine animals

Examples of estuarine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The iconic marsh, however, is only one of the Everglades’ several distinct habitats, which also include pine rocklands, tropical hardwood hammocks, mangrove forests and marine and estuarine areas. New York Times, 21 Feb. 2022 Until now, Connecticut was one of the few remaining coastal states without an estuarine reserve system. Christopher Arnott,, 14 Jan. 2022 Warmer water holds less dissolved oxygen, and, all the while, estuarine animals require more oxygen to stay alive. Christine Condon,, 1 Dec. 2021 Lake Maracaibo, spanning some 5,019 square miles in northwestern Venezuela, is an estuarine lake — meaning the fresh water it was filled with thousands of years ago converges with the Caribbean’s salty seawater. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 According to the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the cyanobacteria and HABs can occur in both freshwater and estuarine waterbodies. Julia Musto, Fox News, 25 Aug. 2021 Cormorants, Canada geese, and mallards patrol the shores of this estuarine environment, alert for children with telltale bags of bread., 28 Apr. 2021 The Wildlife Area spans 12,900 acres and is set within the 88,000-acre Suisun Marsh, the largest estuarine marsh in America. Tom Stienstra,, 26 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of estuarine

1846, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2022

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“Estuarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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