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lacustrine (luh-KUS-trin) adjective

1. Of or relating to lakes.

2. Living or growing in or along the edges of lakes.

[French, or Italian lacustre (from Latin lacus, lake) + -ine.]

"Before the rise of the Aztec state, the lacustrine system at the bottom of the basin covered approximately 1,500 sq. km. It was formed by five shallow lakes that ran in a north-south chain." Ezcurra, Exequiel; Mazari-Hiriart, Marisa, Are mega cities viable? A cautionary tale from Mexico City, Environment, Jan 11, 1996.

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