Definition of Littoral

1. Noun. The region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean.

Exact synonyms: Litoral, Littoral Zone, Sands
Generic synonyms: Coast, Sea-coast, Seacoast, Seashore



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a coastal or shore region.

Definition of Littoral

1. a. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.

Definition of Littoral

1. Adjective. of or relating to the shore, especially the seashore ¹

2. Noun. A shore. ¹

3. Noun. The zone of a coast between high tide and low tide levels. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Littoral

1. a coastal region [n -S]

Medical Definition of Littoral

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea. 2. Inhabiting the seashore, especially. The zone between high-water and low-water mark. Origin: L. Littoralis, litoralis, from littus, litus, the seashore: cf. F. Littoral. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Littoral

littleneck clam
littlenecks
littleness
littlenesses
littler
littles
littlest
littlin
littling
littlings
littlins
littlish
littlun
littluns
littly
littoral (current term)
littoral cell
littoral water
littoral zone
littorals
littorina
littritis
litu
litui
lituiform
lituite
lituites
liturate
liturgic
liturgical

Literary usage of Littoral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"The littoral (littus, the seashore) zone lies between the average of the monthly ... All deposits within this zone are littoral. Deposits beyond the seaward ..."

2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"PART II THE REGIONS OF MARINE SEDIMENTATION EXTENT AND CHARACTER or THE littoral ZONE 433 Observed Relation of Tides to the littoral Zone 434 Causes ..."

3. International Law by John Westlake (1910)
"Limits and Nature of the Right in the littoral Sea and Appropriated Gulfs. We have described the right enjoyed by a state in its littoral sea and ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"littoral deposits.—The littoral zone is the zone between high- and low-water ... Twice in the twenty-four hours the littoral zone is covered by water and ..."

5. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"littoral deposits.—The littoral zone is the zone between high- and low-water ... Twice in the twenty-four hours the littoral zone is covered by water and ..."

6. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Classification of Tropical littoral Formations, ii. Open Formations of the Sandy Shore. Pes-caprae formation. littoral shrubs. Pandanus. iii. ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"The succession of reefs and deep-sea or littoral coral conditions appears to ... littoral and deep water, from 5 to 200 fathoms. Zone of Amm. planorbis . ..."

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