Definition of Littoral zone

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

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



Definition of Littoral zone

1. Noun. (context: of a tidal coast) The intertidal zone ¹

2. Noun. (context: of a non-flowing, non-tidal body of water) The zone of shallow water to the limit at which plants root. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Littoral Zone

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littlun
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littoral cell
littoral water
littoral zone (current term)
littorals
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Literary usage of Littoral zone

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1. A Manual of the Mollusca: A Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward (1868)
"The littoral zone, or tract between tide marks. 2. ... The littoral zone depends for its depth on the rise and fall of the tide, and for its extent on the ..."

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

3. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"The mechanical deposits of the littoral zone are apt to be extremely variable in ... The littoral zone is characterized, in common with land deposits, ..."

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

5. Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood, Geological and Historical: With The Geology by Hugh Miller (1864)
"What is now the littoral zone of the neighbouring shore must have been its ... though it existed as a littoral zone at the period of its upheaval, ..."

6. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"The littoral zone is often defined as the zone between high- and low-water marks ... Twice in the twenty- fours hours the littoral zone is covered by water, ..."

7. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature (1884)
"The littoral zone is that portion of the sea which extends from the shore to ... In the littoral zone there are constant migrations, and fishes from deeper ..."

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