benthic definition

  • adjective:
    • related to the benthos; living regarding the seafloor, unlike drifting in the sea.
    • of, with respect to, or occurring at the end of a body of liquid, specially referring to the sea depths.
    • of or associated with or taking place in the base under a body of water
  • others:
    • Living upon the base as distinguished from living in water above; submarine; benthonic.

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