estuarine

adjective
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 Wildlife Area spans 12,900 acres and is set within the 88,000-acre Suisun Marsh, the largest estuarine marsh in America. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Want to watch an elk calf being born? Grizzly Island offers rare sight," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of estuarine

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Estuarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estuarine. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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