Definition of Benthic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water.

Exact synonyms: Benthal, Benthonic
Partainyms: Benthos, Benthos, Benthos
Derivative terms: Benthos, Benthos, Benthos



Definition of Benthic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the benthos; living on the seafloor, as opposed to floating in the ocean. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benthic

1. pertaining to oceanic depths [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benthic

bent car
bent cars
bent hang
bent on
bent on(p)
bent on a splice
bent the truth
bentch
bentched
bentches
bentching
benthal
benthic (current term)
benthic division
benthoal
benthon
benthonic
benthonic zone
benthons
benthophyte
benthophytes
benthos
benthoses
bentier
bentiest
benting time
benting times

Literary usage of Benthic

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1. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"Few generalizations could be made, and the eruption impacts on benthic invertebrates were best studied on a river-to-river, stream-to-stream, ..."

2. A Guide to Selected National Environmental Statistics in the U. S. Government (1994)
"DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE benthic Surveillance Project OFFICE: National Oceanic and ... As part of the QA Project, laboratories associated with the benthic ..."

3. Superfund And Mining Megasites: Lessons from the Coeur D'alene River Basin by National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Superfund Site Assessment, National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the C (2005)
"2000. is available on the magnitude of temporal variations of benthic flux in ... Overall, although the benthic flux work is important and interesting, ..."

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