from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Living upon or in the bottom of the sea as distinguished from the water; submarine.

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

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


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  • My topic was an Upper Ordovician benthonic community - yep you got it - basically it was another of my seascapes

    Snell-Pym » Palaeo-Art

  • On Rocas Atoll regular studies have been conducted since 1990 on migratory and resident seabirds, as well as fish, crustaceans and benthonic organisms.

    Brazilian Atlantic Islands, Brazil


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