sublittoral: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sub-lit'ur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the littoral and bathyal zones, from the low water line to the edge of the continental shelf, or to a depth of approximately 660 ft. (200 m).
  2. being or situated in the zone of a lake extending from the lowest depth of rooted photosynthetic plants to the level at which the photosynthetic rate of flora equals the respiration rate.
  1. a sublittoral zone or region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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