natant

[neyt-nt]
adjective
1.
swimming; floating.
2.
Botany. floating on water, as the leaf of an aquatic plant.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin natant- (stem of natāns), present participle of natāre to swim; see -ant

natantly, adverb
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natant (ˈneɪtənt)
 
adj
1.  (of aquatic plants) floating on the water
2.  rare floating or swimming
 
[C18: from Latin natāns, present participle of natāre to swim]

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The super- natant forms during clarification of the lime-stabilized mixture.
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