la·​cus·​trine lə-ˈkə-strən How to pronounce lacustrine (audio)
: of, relating to, formed in, living in, or growing in lakes
lacustrine deposits
lacustrine faunas

Examples of lacustrine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The grey silt deposits dozens of meters above the water level are lacustrine sediments. K. N. Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2016

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Word History


French or Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacustrine was in 1830

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“Lacustrine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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la·​cus·​trine lə-ˈkəs-trən How to pronounce lacustrine (audio)
: of, relating to, formed in, or growing in lakes
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