archibenthic

adjective ar·chi·benthic \¦ärkē + ¦-\
variants: less commonly

archibenthal

\¦ärkē + ¦-\

Definition of archibenthic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the upper part of the benthic region that includes the continental shelf and extends from the sublittoral to the abyssal

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Origin and Etymology of archibenthic

archi- + benthic, benthal


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