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 (ē′gwə-zo͞o′) or I·gua·çú (-so͞o′)
A river, about 1,200 km (745 mi) long, rising in southern Brazil and flowing west along part of the Brazil-Argentina border to the Paraná River at the Paraguay border. Just above the confluence with the Paraná lies Iguazú Falls, a group of cataracts averaging 60 m (200 ft) high.
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(Portuguese iɡuaˈsu) or


(Placename) a river in SE South America, rising in S Brazil and flowing west to join the Paraná River, forming part of the border between Brazil and Argentina. Length: 1200 km (745 miles)
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or I•gua•zú

(ˌi gwɑˈsu)

a river in S Brazil, flowing W to the Paraná River. 380 mi. (610 km) long.
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Some are massive, like the roaring 2-mile-wide Iguaz Falls bordering Argentina and Brazil, where the Iguazu River spills over the precipice of the Paran[sz] Plateau.
In this context, current paper determines the level of concentration of the following FSHs: estrone (E1), 17 [beta] estradiol (E2), 17 [alpha] ethinylestradiol (EE2) and progesterone (Pg) in the Iguazu River Basin in Curitiba, south Brazil, and relate them to limnological parameters that indicate contamination by domestic sewage discharges.
This includes the Iguazu River, which forms the border between Brazil and Argentina.
More than 500,000 people in 150 cities in the state of Parana were affected by the flooding on the Iguazu River following heavy rain, dpa reported.
In addition to being home to the Amazon River, the country's Iguazu River leads to the spectacular Iguazu Falls and the Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant by energy production.
Some cascades fall straight down 269 feet into Iguazu River. Many break on ledges and send up clouds of mist and spray.
However, Naipi's mortal lover, Taroba, escaped with her in a canoe which left the forest god so angry he sliced the Iguazu River in two, condemning the human lovers to eternal fall - she as a stone and he as a palm tree forever bent over his lover's watery grave.
Brazil's state-owned oil company was fined US$94 million for the country's worst oil spill in 25 years after its refinery spewed more than 1 million gallons of oil into a tributary of the Iguazu River in southern Brazil.
The Spanish soldiers on an expedition through the Guayra area (the historical region between the Parana River and the Atlantic and the Tiete River and the Iguazu River) were the first to report the use of yerba mate.
Heavy rain caused the Iguazu river the state of Parana to swell, the