benthal

benthic

[ben-thik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a benthos.
2.
of or pertaining to a benthon.
Also, benthal, benthonic [ben-thon-ik] .


Origin:
benth(os) + -ic

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benthos or benthon (ˈbɛnθɒs)
 
n
1.  the animals and plants living at the bottom of a sea or lake
2.  the bottom of a sea or lake
 
[C19: from Greek: depth; related to bathus deep]
 
benthon or benthon
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek: depth; related to bathus deep]
 
'benthic or benthon
 
adj
 
'benthal or benthon
 
adj
 
ben'thonic or benthon
 
adj

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