supra littoral

supralittoral

[soo-pruh-lit-er-uhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of a shore of a lake, sea, or ocean permanently above water but made damp by spray from waves or by capillarity of the substrate.
noun
2.
a supralittoral zone or region.

Origin:
1905–10; supra- + littoral

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