Benthos meaning

bĕnthŏs
The definition of benthos are the organisms living at the bottom of a body of water.

An example of benthos are seaweed and animals in a tide pool.

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The collection of organisms living on or in the bottom of a body of water.
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The bottom of a body of water.
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All the plants and animals living on or closely associated with the bottom of a body of water, esp. the ocean.
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The collection of organisms living on or in the bottom of a body of water.
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The bottom of a sea or lake.
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The organisms living on sea or lake bottoms. The benthos are divided into sessile organisms (those that are attached to the bottom or to objects on or near the bottom) and vagrant organisms (those that crawl or swim along the bottom).
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The flora and fauna at the bottom of the ocean or other body of water.
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Origin of benthos

  • Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βένθος (benthos, “the depths”).

    From Wiktionary