lotic

[loh-tik]

Origin of lotic

1915–20; < Latin lōt(us) washed (see loment) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for lotic

lotic

adjective
  1. ecology of, relating to, or designating natural communities living in rapidly flowing waterCompare lentic

Word Origin for lotic

C20: from Latin lotus, a past participle of lavāre to wash
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