Benthos Definition

bĕnthŏs
noun
All the plants and animals living on or closely associated with the bottom of a body of water, esp. the ocean.
Webster's New World
The bottom of a body of water.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
benthonic zonebenthic divisionbenthon

Origin of Benthos

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek

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

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