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sublittoral

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adjective sub·lit·to·ral \-ˈli-tə-rəl; ˌsəb-ˌli-tə-ˈral, -ˈräl\

Definition of sublittoral

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

  2. 2 :  constituting the sublittoral

First Known Use of sublittoral

1839


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sublittoral

noun sub·lit·to·ral

Definition of sublittoral

  1. :  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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