[ ben-thik ]

  1. of or relating to a benthos.

  2. of or relating to a benthon.

Origin of benthic

  • Also benthal, ben·thon·ic [ben-thon-ik]. /bɛnˈθɒn ɪk/.

Words Nearby benthic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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Scientific definitions for benthic


[ bĕnthĭk ]

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

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