Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[nuh-rit-ik] /nəˈrɪt ɪk/

of or relating to the region of water lying directly above the sublittoral zone of the sea bottom.
of or formed in the region of shallow seas near a coastline

1891, from German neritisch (Haeckel, 1890), perhaps from Nerita, a genus of molluscs.
Relating to the ocean waters over the sublittoral region of the ocean floor, ranging in depth between the low tide mark to about 200 m (656 ft). See more at epipelagic zone.


Read Also:

  • Neritic zone

    noun the shallow waters of the ocean from the littoral zone to the edge of the continental shelf; also, the shallow waters of a lake that border the land

  • Nerl

    National Exposure Research Laboratory

  • Nernst

    [nairnst, nurnst; German nernst] /nɛərnst, nɜrnst; German nɛrnst/ noun 1. Walther Herman [vahl-tuh r her-mahn] /ˈvɑl tər ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA), 1864–1941, German physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1920. /German nɛrnst/ noun 1. Walther Hermann (ˈvaltər ˈhɛrman). 1864–1941, German physical chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics: Nobel prize for chemistry 1920

  • Nernst heat theorem

    /nɛənst/ noun 1. the principle that reactions in crystalline solids involve changes in entropy that tend to zero as the temperature approaches absolute zero See law of thermodynamics (sense 1)

Disclaimer: Neritic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.