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sublittoral

sublittoral


sub·lit·to·ral  (sb-ltr-l)
adj.
1.
a. Of or situated near the seashore.
b. Of or relating to an organism living near or just below the low tide level of a shore.
2. Lying between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf or ranging in depth to about 100 fathoms or 200 meters (660 feet).
3. Of or relating to the deeper part of a lake below the area in which rooted plants grow.

sublittoral [sʌbˈlɪtərəl]
adj
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) (of marine organisms) growing, living, or situated close to the seashore a sublittoral plant
2. (Earth Sciences / Geological Science) of or relating to the zone between the low tide mark and 100 m depth

sublittoral  (sb-ltr-l)
1. Relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf, ranging in depth to about 200 m (656 ft). Unlike areas of the littoral zone, the sublittoral zone is always submerged. Compare littoral.
2. Relating to the deeper part of a lake below the area in which rooted plants grow.
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