supralittoral

[ soo-pruh-lit-er-uh l ]
/ ˌsu prəˈlɪt ər əl /

adjective

of or relating to the biogeographic region of a shore of a lake, sea, or ocean permanently above water but made damp by spray from waves or by capillarity of the substrate.

noun

a supralittoral zone or region.

Nearby words

  1. supragenic,
  2. supraglottal,
  3. supralapsarian,
  4. supralapsarianism,
  5. supraliminal,
  6. supramarginal gyrus,
  7. supramastoid crest,
  8. supramaxilla,
  9. supramaxillary,
  10. suprameatal triangle

Origin of supralittoral

First recorded in 1905–10; supra- + littoral

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