emersal

adjective

emer·​sal
(ˈ)ē¦mərsəl,
ə̇ˈm-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 9 Dec. 2022.

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