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benthic

[ben-thik] /ˈbɛn θɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a benthos.
2.
of or pertaining to a benthon.
Also, benthal, benthonic
[ben-thon-ik] /bɛnˈθɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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benthic
  (běn'thĭk)   
Relating to the bottom of a sea or lake or to the organisms that live there.
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