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sub•lit•to•ral



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.

n.
a sublittoral zone or region.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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