of or relating to a benthos.
of or relating to a benthon.
- Also benthal, ben·thon·ic [ben-thon-ik]. /bɛnˈθɒn ɪk/.
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How to use benthic in a sentence
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
Relating to the bottom of a sea or lake or to the organisms that live there.
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