[ ben-thik ]
/ ˈbɛn θɪk /
of or relating to a benthos.
of or relating to a benthon.
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Also benthal, ben·thon·ic [ben-thon-ik]. /bɛnˈθɒn ɪk/.
Words nearby benthic
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Example sentences from the Web for benthic
Belugas feed on a variety of fishes (including cod and capelin), on squid, and on a variety of benthic crustaceans.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic|Stephen Leatherwood
Scientific definitions for benthic
[ bĕn′thĭk ]
Relating to the bottom of a sea or lake or to the organisms that live there.
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