Demersal Definition

dĭ-mûrsəl
adjective
Dwelling at or near the bottom of a body of water.
A demersal fish.
American Heritage
Found on or near the bottom of a sea, lake, etc.; benthic.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Demersal

  • From Latin dēmersus past participle of dēmergere to sink dē- de- mergere to sink

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

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