neritic

adjective
ne·rit·ic | \ nə-ˈri-tik \

Definition of neritic 

: of, relating to, inhabiting, or constituting the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast

First Known Use of neritic

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neritic

International Scientific Vocabulary, perhaps from New Latin Nerita, genus of marine snails

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about neritic

Dictionary Entries near neritic

nerine

nerita

nerite

neritic

neritid

Neritidae

neritina

Statistics for neritic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for neritic

The first known use of neritic was in 1891

See more words from the same year

Comments on neritic

What made you want to look up neritic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

alleviating pain or harshness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!