psammon

noun

psam·​mon
ˈsaˌmän
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Jun. 2023.

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