adjective Etymology: Latin lentus sluggish Date: circa 1935 of, relating to, or living in still waters (as lakes, ponds, or swamps) — compare lotic

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  • lentic — [len′tik] adj. [< L lentus, slow (see LITHE) + IC] Ecol. designating, of, or living in a freshwater habitat characterized by slowly moving water that is easily polluted: cf. LOTIC …   English World dictionary

  • lentic — referring to standing (or slow moving) waters in swamp, pond, or lake, as opposed to lotic or running waters …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lentic — См. lenitic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lentic — /len tik/, adj. pertaining to or living in still water. Also, lenitic. [1930 35; < L lent(us) slow, motionless + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • lentic — len·tic …   English syllables

  • lentic — ecl len•tic [[t]ˈlɛn tɪk[/t]] adj. pertaining to or living in still water • Etymology: 1930–35; < L lent(us) slow, motionless + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • lentic — /ˈlɛntɪk/ (say lentik) adjective of, relating to, or inhabiting still waters, as lakes, ponds, etc. Compare lotic. {Latin lentus slow, calm + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lentic —   a. pertaining to or living in still water …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lentic — adjective of or relating to or living in still waters (as lakes or ponds) • Ant: ↑lotic • Topics: ↑lake …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lentic ecosystems — are the ecosystems of lakes, ponds and swamps. Included in these environments are the biotic interactions (amongst plants, animals and micro organisms) together with the abiotic interactions (physical and chemical).cite book | last = Brown first …   Wikipedia

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