emer·​sal | \ (ˈ)ē¦mərsəl, ə̇ˈm- \

Definition of emersal

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

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History and Etymology for emersal

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

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“Emersal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emersal. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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