Benthic



of or relating to a benthos.
of or relating to a benthon.
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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood

benthic
(běn’thĭk)
Relating to the bottom of a sea or lake or to the organisms that live there.

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    the biogeographic region that includes the bottom of a lake, sea, or ocean, and the littoral and supralittoral zones of the shore. noun the animals and plants living at the bottom of a sea or lake the bottom of a sea or lake n. benthos (běn’thŏs’)

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