benthos


ben·thos

noun \ˈben-ˌthäs\

Definition of BENTHOS

:  organisms that live on or in the bottom of a body of water

Origin of BENTHOS

New Latin, from Greek, depth, deep sea; akin to Greek bathys deep
First Known Use: 1891

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