benthic

[ ben-thik ]
/ ˈbɛn θɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to a benthos.
of or relating to a benthon.
Also ben·thal, ben·thon·ic [ben-thon-ik] /bɛnˈθɒn ɪk/.

Origin of benthic

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benthic

[ bĕnthĭk ]

Relating to the bottom of a sea or lake or to the organisms that live there.
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