from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or situated near the seashore.
  • adj. Of or relating to an organism living near or just below the low tide level of a shore.
  • adj. Lying between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf or ranging in depth to about 100 fathoms or 200 meters (660 feet).
  • adj. Of or relating to the deeper part of a lake below the area in which rooted plants grow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Under the shore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Under the shore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, of littoral habits to some extent; living near the seashore; especially, living at a somewhat lower horizon under water than that of the littoral zone.
  • Of or pertaining to the sea-bottom near the coast.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the region of the continental shelf (between the seashore and the edge of the continental shelf) or the marine organisms situated there


sub- +‎ littoral (Wiktionary)



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