intertidal

[in-ter-tahyd-l]

Origin of intertidal

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + tidal
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intertidal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the zone of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark
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Word Origin and History for intertidal
adj.

1883, from inter- + tidal.

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intertidal in Science

intertidal

[ĭn′tər-tīdl]
  1. Relating to the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.
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