intertidal

adjective
in·​ter·​tid·​al | \ ˌin-tər-ˈtī-dᵊl How to pronounce intertidal (audio) \

Definition of intertidal

: of, relating to, or being the part of the littoral zone above low-tide mark

Other Words from intertidal

intertidally \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈtī-​dᵊl-​ē How to pronounce intertidal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of intertidal in a Sentence

animals that live in the intertidal zone
Recent Examples on the Web In some spots, the sandstone cliffs and intertidal boulders are studded with fossil shells and bits of fossilized bone that date to more than 23 million years ago. Devon Bidal, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Feb. 2022 In this corner of Portugal, bass, bream, octopi, and delectable goose-neck barnacles thrive in the highly oxygenated intertidal zone where whitewater waves crash against the rocks. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2022 The intertidal harvest also sustains vital knowledge and cultural lessons. Karen Pinchin, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2022 On a hot summer’s day, two female polar bears took to the shallow intertidal waters to cool off and play. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Most reliable tide pools are found on the rockier central and southern coastline, though intertidal life thrives along rocky headlands and sea stacks on the north coast as well. oregonlive, 17 July 2021 When submerged by the incoming tide, limpets set out on a slow journey across the intertidal boulders of their habitat. Robert Macfarlane, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 When submerged by the incoming tide, limpets set out on a slow journey across the intertidal boulders of their habitat. Robert Macfarlane, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 Challenging may be an understatement, for Cyr and Fernandes are far from the first to attempt to reclaim the intertidal zone from private owners. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of intertidal

1883, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Intertidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intertidal. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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