emersal

adjective emer·sal \(ˈ)ē¦mərsəl, ə̇ˈm-\

Definition of emersal

  1. :  rising toward or floating at the surface of water —used especially of aquatic plants or animals or their products the emersal eggs of many marine fishes —contrasted with demersal

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Origin and Etymology of emersal

Latin emersus (past participle of emergere to emerge) + English -al


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