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sublittoral

adjective sub·lit·to·ral \ ˌsəb-ˈli-tə-rəl ; ˌsəb-ˌli-tə-ˈral , -ˈräl \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of sublittoral

1 : situated, occurring, or formed on the aquatic side of a shoreline or littoral zone
2 : constituting the sublittoral

First Known Use of sublittoral

1839


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sublittoral

noun

Definition of sublittoral

: the deeper part of the littoral portion of a body of water; especially : the region in an ocean between the lowest point exposed by a low tide and the margin of the continental shelf

First Known Use of sublittoral

1886


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