circumlittoral


circumlittoral
circumlittoral /sûr-kəm-litˈə-rəl/
adjective
Adjacent to or bordering the shoreline
ORIGIN: L circum around, and littus, for lītus, -oris shore

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circumˈlittoral, a.
[f. circum- 2 + L. littus, littor- shore: cf. littoral.]
Lying round or bordering the shore. spec. applied by some to that zone or region of the sea-bottom lying immediately outside of and below the Littoral. See zone.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Circumlittoral — Cir cum*lit to*ral, a. [Pref. circum + L. littus, littoris, shore; preferable form, litus, litoris.] Adjointing the shore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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