Definition of fluvioglacial in English:

fluvioglacial

adjective

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

fluvioglacial

/ˌflo͞ovēōˈɡlāSH(ə)l/