lentic

[ len-tik ]
/ ˈlɛn tɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or living in still water.

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Origin of lentic

1930–35; <Latin lent(us) slow, motionless + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for lentic

lentic
/ (ˈlɛntɪk) /

adjective

ecology of, relating to, or inhabiting still watera lentic fauna Compare lotic

Word Origin for lentic

C20: from Latin lentus slow
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