Definition of Nektonic

1. Adjective. Swimming independently of currents ¹



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Definition of Nektonic

1. nekton [adj] - See also: nekton

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nektonic

neither here nor there
neive
neives
nek
nekkid
nekoite
nekomimi
nekomimis
nekrasovite
nekropoleis
nekropolis
nekropolises
neks
nektobenthic
nekton
nektonic (current term)
nektons
nelarabine
nelenite
nelfinavir
nelfinavir mesylate
nelies
nelis
nelivaptan
nellie
nellies
nelson syndrome
nelsons
neltnerite

Literary usage of Nektonic

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1. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"nektonic plants are unknown. While aerial sedentary benthos includes the great bulk of the higher plants, air-breathing sedentary animals are rare. ..."

2. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1921)
"Vagrant benthonic animals are illustrated by starfish on the upper parts of the central and distant piles, and nektonic animals by the ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1903)
"... that slowly creeping organisms preceded the planktonic and nektonic forms in the lower phyla of the animal kingdom. This principle may, in its totality, ..."

4. The Analysis of Racial Descent in Animals by Thomas Harrison Montgomery (1906)
"... all animals bottom forms (benthos) that are dependent upon the bottom for food, whether they be sedentary, vagile, or temporarily nektonic (swimming). ..."

5. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1921)
"Vagrant benthonic animals are illustrated by starfish on the upper parts of the' central and distant piles, and nektonic animals by the fish and the squid. ..."

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