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demersal

[dih-mur-suh l] /dɪˈmɜr səl/
adjective
1.
living or found near or in the deepest part of a body of water.
2.
sinking to or deposited on the bottom of a body of water.
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British Dictionary definitions for demersal

demersal

/dɪˈmɜːsəl/
adjective
1.
living or occurring on the bottom of a sea or a lake: demersal fish
Word Origin
C19: from Latin dēmersus submerged (from dēmergere to plunge into, from mergere to dip) + -al1
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