Benthic

Ben"thic

(bn"thk), a. [fr. Gr. be`nqos depth of the sea.] of, pertaining to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water, especially referring to the ocean depths.
[PJC]

Ben"thos

(bn"ths), n. [NL., fr. Gr. be`nqos depth of the sea.] The bottom of the sea, esp. of the deep oceans; hence (Bot. & Zol.), the fauna and flora of the sea bottom; -- opposed to plankton.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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