Definition of Aquatic

1. Noun. A plant that lives in or on water.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life

2. Adjective. Relating to or consisting of or being in water. "An aquatic environment"
Partainyms: Water

3. Adjective. Operating or living or growing in water. "Fish are aquatic animals"

Definition of Aquatic

1. a. Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters; as, aquatic plants and fowls.

2. n. An aquatic animal or plant.

Definition of Aquatic

1. Adjective. Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water. ¹

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Definition of Aquatic

1. an organism living or growing in or near water [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aquatic

1. Living in or on water for all or a substantial part of the life span (generally restricted to fresh water or inland waters). (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aquatic

aquatic (current term)
aquatic bird
aquatic centre
aquatic fern
aquatic mammal
aquatic plant
aquatic root
aquatic vertebrate
aquatic warbler
aquatic warblers

Literary usage of Aquatic

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

1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"That insects are primarily terrestrial and that they have been secondarily adapted to aquatic life is evidenced in many ways. ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"In the two preceding notes on aquatic fungi reference has several times been made ... among other aquatic Phycomycetes. Notwithstanding the fact that it has ..."

3. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Differentiation of aquatic Vegetation. Horizontal differentiation. ... Every classification of the aquatic flora commences with the separation oí salt-water ..."

4. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"CHAPTER XX aquatic ADAPTATION Primarily aquatic Vertebrates By primarily adaptive forms we mean the fishes, which have never had a terrestrial ancestry, ..."

5. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1918)
"Vistas of the contemporaneous evolution of fluviatile, aquatic, and marine life are afforded by the animals which perish at the surface and sink to the ..."

6. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Elongation in aquatic stems and petioles. — The phenomena. ... Differences in the length of aquatic petioles are more common, and if anything more striking. ..."

7. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"By RAYMOND C. OSBURN 9 Dragonflies of the Vicinity of Hew York City with a Description of a New Species. By WM. T. DAVIS ... n aquatic Hemiptera. ..."

8. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD Staff, OECD., Oecd (2005)
"3.2 aquatic ecosystems As regards the preservation of aquatic ecosystems, environmental impact assessments (which have existed since 1976) are sometimes too ..."

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