Definition of Benthonic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water.

Exact synonyms: Benthal, Benthic
Partainyms: Benthos, Benthos, Benthos
Derivative terms: Benthos, Benthos, Benthos



Definition of Benthonic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benthonic

bent on
bent on(p)
bent on a splice
bent the truth
bentch
bentched
bentches
bentching
bentgrass
bentgrasses
benthal
benthic
benthic division
benthoal
benthon
benthonic (current term)
benthonic zone
benthons
benthophyte
benthophytes
benthos
benthoses
bentier
bentiest
benting time
benting times
bentiromide
bentiromide test
bento
bento box

Literary usage of Benthonic

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"benthonic animals are important as faciès fossils, ... Be- population of a district by a benthonic fauna which has occupied it at an earlier date— through ..."

2. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"Mero-planktonic larvae are found in every group of aquatic sedentary benthonic animals. The young of the sedentary scale insects, on the other hand, ..."

3. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1915)
"As with the pelagic organisms, so in the case of the benthonic fauna, ... The pelagic larvae of benthonic animals are almost unknown in Polar waters, ..."

4. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The physical condition of the substratum, whether rock or soil, affects the benthonic vegetation. Aside from the effect of salt water, the flora of fresh ..."

5. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The physical condition of the substratum, whether rock or soil, affects the benthonic vegetation. Aside from the effect of salt water, the flora of fresh ..."

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