Definition of Diluvium

1. n. A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.

Definition of Diluvium

1. Noun. An inundation or flood. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A deposit of sand, gravel, etc. made by oceanic flooding. ¹

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Definition of Diluvium

1. coarse rock material deposited by glaciers [n -VIA or -VIUMS]

Medical Definition of Diluvium

1. Origin: L. Diluvium. See Dilute, Deluge. A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc, caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice. The accumulation of matter by the ordinary operation of water is termed alluvium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Diluvium

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1. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"Along the western base of the Hoosic range, diluvium is accumulated in large quantities : but in general, this formation is not as abundant to the west, ..."

2. Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1841)
"Calcareous diluvium. In the red sandstone of the valley of Connecticut river, ... This accumulation of detri- tal matter, I call diluvium ; and on applying ..."

3. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"WB CLARKE, on the Non-Identity of Suffolk diluvium and Crag. MY Dear Sir, As nothing tends so materially to the increase of error, as ascribing to others ..."

4. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"All the beds referred to appear to belong to one and the same stage of the Glacial Period : they are underlaid by the ' lower diluvium' and overlaid by the ..."

5. Practical Geology and Mineralogy: With Instructions for the Qualitative by Joshua Trimmer (1842)
"Erratic blocks and diluvium—dispersion of erratics from Cumberland, to the east and south—accompanied by marine shells—diluvial deposits of North ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1860)
"Let us proceed to inquire into the indications of a great antiquity in the diluvium, from the nature of its organic remains. Supposing, for the sake of the ..."

7. Lectures on Man: His Place in Creation, and in the History of the Earth by James Hunt, Karl Christoph Vogt (1864)
"diluvium in the Somme Valley.—Flint Implements.—Human Jaw.—diluvium of Joinville ... diluvium of Home.—Brazilian Caverns.—Alluvium of North America. ..."

8. Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, Edward William Brayley (1825)
"Notice on the diluvium of Jamaica. By HT De la Bêche, FRS. &c. ... ANY addition to our information respecting diluvium cannot be without interest to ..."

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