macrobenthos

noun
mac·​ro·​benthos | \ "+ \

Definition of macrobenthos

: the relatively large organisms living on or in the bottom of bodies of water

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Other Words from macrobenthos

macrobenthic \ "+ \ adjective

First Known Use of macrobenthos

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrobenthos

macr- + benthos

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“Macrobenthos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrobenthos. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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