ne·​rit·​ic nə-ˈri-tik How to pronounce neritic (audio)
: of, relating to, inhabiting, or constituting the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast

Word History


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

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neritic was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Neritic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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