benthonic

benthonic
adjective
of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water
Syn: ↑benthic, ↑benthal
Pertains to noun: ↑benthos, ↑benthos (for: ↑benthal), ↑benthos (for: ↑benthic)
Derivationally related forms: ↑benthos, ↑benthos (for: ↑benthal)

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\(ˈ)ben|thänik\ adjective
Etymology: irregular from Greek benthos + English -ic
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benthonˈic or benthoal /ben-thōˈəl/ adjective
Living on the sea bottom
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Main Entry:benthos

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