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lotic

[loh-tik] /ˈloʊ tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or living in flowing water.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Latin lōt(us) washed (see loment) + -ic
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Examples from the web for lotic
  • The consumers of any given lotic environment vary in diversity according to water conditions and available vegetation.
  • Landscape models of brook trout abundance and distribution in lotic habitat with field validation.
  • Most anurans breed in lentic waters, but some also use lotic waters.
  • Grazers and nutrients simultaneously limit lotic primary productivity.
British Dictionary definitions for lotic

lotic

/ˈləʊtɪk/
adjective
1.
(ecology) of, relating to, or designating natural communities living in rapidly flowing water Compare lentic
Word Origin
C20: from Latin lotus, a past participle of lavāre to wash
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