lentic

adjective
len·​tic | \ ˈlen-tik How to pronounce lentic (audio) \

Definition of lentic

: of, relating to, or living in still waters (such as lakes, ponds, or swamps) — compare lotic

First Known Use of lentic

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lentic

Latin lentus sluggish

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The first known use of lentic was circa 1935

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“Lentic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lentic. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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