flu·​vi·​al | \ˈflü-vē-əl \

Definition of fluvial 

1 : of, relating to, or living in a stream or river

2 : produced by the action of a stream a fluvial plain

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Kramer is a 32-year-old fluvial geomorphologist, a scientist who studies rivers. Brian Payton, Smithsonian, "How Driftwood Reshapes Ecosystems," 9 Feb. 2018 Celebrate the fluvial beast that made our city with music, dance, food, and even free kayak tours throughout the day. Dillon Pilorget, OregonLive.com, "Mermaids and Pickathon: 8 things to do in Portland in the week ahead," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of fluvial

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fluvial

Middle English, from Latin fluvialis, from fluvius river, from fluere

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