Demersal meaning

dĭ-mûrsəl
Dwelling at or near the bottom of a body of water.

A demersal fish.

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Sinking to or deposited near the bottom of a body of water.

Demersal fish eggs.

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Found on or near the bottom of a sea, lake, etc.; benthic.
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(biology) That lives near the bottom of a body of water.
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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