designating or of the ecological zone (neritic zone) of the continental shelf extending from low tide to a depth of c. 660 ft (c. 200 m)
Origin of neriticfrom Classical Greek n?rit?s, a sea snail ( from Nereus, Nereus) + -ic
Relating to or inhabiting the ocean waters between the low tide mark and a depth of about 200 meters (656 feet): neritic plankton.
Origin of neriticGerman neritisch perhaps ultimately from Nereus Nereus
(comparative more neritic, superlative most neritic)