from The Century Dictionary.

  • Living upon the bottom as distinguished from living in the water above; submarine; benthonic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of, pertaining to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water, especially referring to the ocean depths.

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  • adjective Pertaining to the benthos; living on the seafloor, as opposed to floating in the ocean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water


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From benthos.



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  • Beyond the littoral, below the pelagic. The sea floor.

    November 21, 2011