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  1. of or relating to the littoral region that is above the low-water mark and below the high-water mark.
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Origin of intertidal

First recorded in 1880–85; inter- + tidal
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British Dictionary definitions for intertidal


  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


1883, from inter- + tidal.

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intertidal in Science


  1. Relating to the region between the high tide mark and the low tide mark.
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