356. Rivers


See also 234. LAKES ; 360. SEA ; 414. WATER .

alluvion
1. the gradual depositing by a river of earth and other material on the banks.
2. also called alluvium . the material deposited.
fluviation
1. the formation of rivers.
2. a river system.
lutulence
Obsolete, the state or condition of being muddy or turbid. —lutulent, adj.
nilometer
an instrument used for measuring the increase in the level of the River Nile during its flood period, consisting of a water chamber containing a graduated pillar. Also niloscope .
potamology
the study of rivers. —potamologist, n. —potamological, adj.
potamophobia
a morbid fear of rivers.
riparian
a dweller on the bank of a river. —riparian, adj.

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