neritic

adjective
ne·​rit·​ic | \ nə-ˈri-tik How to pronounce neritic (audio) \

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

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“Neritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neritic. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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