AskDefine | Define lacustrine

Dictionary Definition

lacustrine adj : of or relating to or living near lakes

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English

Etymology

lacus (lake)

Adjective

  1. of or relating to lakes

Translations

Extensive Definition

Lacustrine is derived from the Latin word lacus ("lake").
  • Lacustrine, in ecology, is the environment of a lake.
  • Lacustrine, in geology, is a sedimentary environment of a lake.
  • Lacustrine, in ichthyology, describes a population of fish that complete the bulk of their life cycle within lakes.
lacustrine in Spanish: Lacustre
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