benthos

Definitions of benthos
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n a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones

Synonyms:
benthic division, benthonic zone
Type of:
biogeographical region
an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

n organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

Type of:
being, organism
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

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