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Definition of the adjective neritic

What does neritic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep
  2. relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast
    • example: neritic fauna
    • similar: shallow

Alternative definition of the adjective neritic


  1. Describing a marine environment of shallow waters

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology, Five-Volume Set (2008)

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For example, pelagic, neritic, and planktonic algae tend to be either unicellular or colonial life-forms; parenchymatous and pseudoparench- ymatous algae tend to be cumaphytes; and filamentous and herpophytes tend to have a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen

neritic (in...

Primarily neritic species include gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

termed neritic; it extends, roughly speaking, at least as far out as the mud-line, and is characterized by the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008)

by Michael Lück

The neritic, or inshore region, extends from the low tide level to about 200 metres, or to the edge of the continental shelf (Lalli and Parsons, 1993). Everything beyond the neritic zone is simply known as the oceanic zone. Fundamental physical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Neritic Waters over the continental shelves ($200 m) Oceanic Waters seaward of the continental shelves ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) ...

Neritic fades of Edwards fm. occurs In form of marl at Port Stockton, here called University Mesa marl (p.

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Scrabble value of N1E1R1I1T1I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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