psammon

noun
psam·​mon | \ ˈsaˌmän \
plural -s

Definition of psammon

: an ecological community consisting of the typically minute plants and animals that live in the water filling the interstices of sand adjacent to a body of fresh water also : the habitat utilized

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History and Etymology for psammon

New Latin, from Greek psammos sand

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“Psammon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psammon. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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