semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
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An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and ocean environments and are subject to both marine influences, such as tides, waves, and the influx of saline water; and riverine influe
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n. An area where fresh water comes into contact with seawater, usually in a partly enclosed coastal body of water; a mix of fresh and salt water where the current of a stream meets the tides; estuarineâ€“ adj.
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Region of interaction between rivers and near-shore ocean waters, where tidal action and river flow mix fresh and salt water. Such areas include bays, mouths of rivers, salt marshes, and lagoons. These brackish water ecosystems shelter and feed marine life, birds, and wildlife. (See wetlands.)
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A semienclosed body of water that has a free connection with the open sea and within which seawater is diluted measurably with freshwater that is derived from land drainage
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(1) A semi-enclosed coastal body of water which has a free connection with the open sea. The seawater is usually measurably diluted with freshwater. (2) The part of the river that is affected by tides. (3) (SMP) The zone or area of water in which freshwater and saltwater mingle and water is usually brackish due to daily mixing and layering of fresh
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Regions of interaction between rivers and near-shore ocean waters, where tidal action and river flow create a mixing of fresh and salt water.
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- the wide part of a river where it nears the sea
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A body of water that is partly enclosed by land but is still connected to the open sea. Usually freshwater e.g. from a river flows into the estuary and seawater flows in and out with the tide. The two waters meet and mix.
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; plural Estuaries
. [ Latin aestuarium
, from aestuare
to surge. See Estuate
.] [ Written also æstuary
A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth. [ Obsolete] Boyle. 2.
A passage, as the mouth o
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Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary
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<ecology, marine biology> An inlet or arm of the sea, especially the wide mouth of a river, where the tide meets the current. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
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• (a.) Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata. • (n.) A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth. • (n.) A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.
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partly enclosed coastal body of water in which river water is mixed with seawater. In a general sense, the estuarine environment is defined by ... [7 related articles]
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estuary 1. A tidal opening, an inlet or creek through which the tide enters; an arm of the sea indenting the land.2. The tidal mouth of a great river, where the tide meets the current of fresh water.
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Somewhat enclosed coastal area at the mouth of a river where nutrient rich fresh water meets with salty ocean water.
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Area at the mouth of a river where it broadens into the sea, and where fresh and sea water intermingle to produce brackish water. The estuarine environment is very rich in wildlife, particularly aquatic, but it is very vulnerable to damage as a result of the actions of humans.
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estuary (es'chooer"ē) , partially enclosed coastal body of water, having an open connection with the ocean, where freshwater from inland is mixed with saltwater from the sea. One type of estuary, called a drowned river valley, can be caused by crustal subsidence or a rise in sea level....
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In geography, an estuary is the broad mouth of a river which is affected by the tides, or more strictly, the region where sea and fresh water meet.
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River mouth widening into the sea, where fresh water mixes with salt water and tidal effects are felt
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(L: aestus tide) an almost enclosed part of the sea with an opening to the sea through which the tide enters and at the other end one or more rivers. Estuaries are the places where the runoff from the land, carried by the rivers, mixes intensively with the salt water from the sea. In summer the estuaries are warmer than the sea but in winter they a
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A partly enclosed coastal body of water, open to the ocean so that fresh and salt water are mixed.
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an estuary is a body of water where fresh and salt water mix.
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A drowned river valley in a coastal lowland area. Occurs near or at the mouth of a river, where the tide meets the current and the fresh and salt waters mix.
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