sub·​aer·​i·​al | \ ˌsəb-ˈer-ē-əl How to pronounce subaerial (audio) , -ā-ˈir-ē-əl \

Definition of subaerial

: situated, formed, or occurring on or immediately adjacent to the surface of the earth subaerial erosion subaerial roots

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Other Words from subaerial

subaerially \ ˌsəb-​ˈer-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce subaerially (audio) , -​ā-​ˈir-​ē-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of subaerial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Submarine areas under US control out to the 200 mile limit are equal to the subaerial land area of this great nation, and yet the seabed resources have yet to be explored and inventoried. Brian Romans, WIRED, "USGS director nominee McNutt's statement before Congress," 8 Oct. 2009

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First Known Use of subaerial

1726, in the meaning defined above

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“Subaerial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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