Definition of fluvioglacial in US English:

fluvioglacial

adjective

Geology
  • Relating to or denoting erosion or deposition caused by flowing meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets.

    • ‘The development site has possible Pictish burial cairns on it and the proposed quarry is bordered by a Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated for its assemblage of fluvioglacial landforms.’
    • ‘Wetlands may overlie important groundwater aquifers, especially on moraines, eskers, and fluvioglacial deposits.’
    • ‘During cold stages of the Quaternary, very large amounts of dust were also generated by wind erosion of extensive fluvioglacial outwash deposits, notably in North America, Europe, and Siberia.’

Pronunciation

fluvioglacial

/ˌflo͞ovēōˈɡlāSH(ə)l//ˌfluvioʊˈɡleɪʃ(ə)l/