littoral: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lit'ur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
  2. (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line and sometimes including the supralittoral zone above the high-water line.
  3. of or pertaining to the region of freshwater lake beds from the sublittoral zone up to and including damp areas on shore. Cf. intertidal.
  1. a littoral region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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