periglacial

adjective
peri·glacial | \¦perə+\

Definition of periglacial 

: of or relating to the area marginal to a frozen or ice-covered region (as an ice sheet or glacier) especially with respect to its climate or the influence of its climate upon geological processes periglacial topography periglacial weathering periglacial wind actionJournal of Geology

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for periglacial

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + glacial

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about periglacial

Share periglacial

Statistics for periglacial

Look-up Popularity

Comments on periglacial

What made you want to look up periglacial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!