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1. benthos

noun. a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones.

Synonyms

  • benthonic zone
  • benthic division

Antonyms

  • parasite
  • host
  • existent

Etymology

  • βένθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. benthos

noun. organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea.

Synonyms

  • being

Antonyms

  • prokaryote
  • stander

Etymology

  • βένθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with benthos


1. Noun, singular or mass
Chemical cues from coralline algae, their first food, trigger the juveniles to settle on the benthos, which is the layer of life forms that live on the seabed.

2. Adjective
Other animals that live along the bottom don't fall exactly into either the nekton or benthos category.

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