pertaining to or living in flowing water.

1915–20; < Latin lōt(us) washed (see loment) + -ic

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lotic (ˈləʊtɪk)
ecology Compare lentic of, relating to, or designating natural communities living in rapidly flowing water
[C20: from Latin lotus, a past participle of lavāre to wash]

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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.
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