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

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History and Etymology for periglacial

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + glacial

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“Periglacial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periglacial. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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