- of or relating to the littoral region that is above the low-water mark and below the high-water mark.
Origin of intertidal
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Intertidal, in-tėr-tī′dal, adj. living between low-water and high-water mark.
Limpet, lim′pet, n. a small shellfish which clings to intertidal rocks.
Dimly I could see the intertidal creatures darting away from my feet.The Island of Doctor Moreau
H. G. Wells
- of or relating to the zone of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark
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- Relating to the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.
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