ben·​thon·​ic ben-ˈthä-nik How to pronounce benthonic (audio)

Word History


irregular from benthos

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of benthonic was in 1897

Dictionary Entries Near benthonic

Cite this Entry

“Benthonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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