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[floo-vee-uh l] /ˈflu vi əl/

of or relating to a river:
a meandering fluvial contour.
produced by or found in a river:
fluvial plants.
of, relating to, or occurring in a river: fluvial deposits

“pertaining to a river,” late 14c., from Latin fluvialis “of a river,” from fluvius “river,” related to fluere “to flow” (see flow (v.)).


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