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supralittoral

[ soo-pruh-lit-er-uhl ]
/ ˌsu prəˈlɪt ər əl /
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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.

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Origin of supralittoral

First recorded in 1905–10; supra- + littoral
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