neritic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, perhaps from New Latin Nerita, genus of marine snails Date: 1891 of, relating to, inhabiting, or constituting the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast

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  • neritic — NERÍTIC, Ă, neritici, ce, adj. 1. (În sintagma) Regiune (sau zonă) neritică = zonă a fundului mării situată în apropierea ţărmului continental, caracterizată prin adâncimi ale apei mai mici de 200 de metri. 2. Care provine din regiunea neritică… …   Dicționar Român

  • neritic — eritic adj. Relating to the belt or region of shallow water adjoining the seacost; as, neritic fauna. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neritic — [nē rit′ik, nərit′ik] adj. [< Gr nēritēs, a sea snail (< Nereus, NEREUS) + IC] designating or of the ecological zone (neritic zone) of the continental shelf extending from low tide to a depth of c. 100 fathoms ( c. 180 m) …   English World dictionary

  • neritic — (adj.) 1891, from Ger. neritisch (Haeckel, 1890), perhaps from Nerita, a genus of molluscs …   Etymology dictionary

  • neritic — *aquatic, marine, oceanic, thalassic, pelagic, abyssal, lacustrine, fluvial, fluviatile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neritic — adjective 1. of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep neritic fauna neritic oil • Pertains to noun: ↑neritic zone 2. relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neritic — pertaining to the shallow waters on or above the continental shelf (as opposed to oceanic organisms) from the low tide level to a depth of 200 metres; shelf fauna …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • neritic — /neuh rit ik/ adj. of or pertaining to the region of water lying directly above the sublittoral zone of the sea bottom. Cf. oceanic, pelagic. [ < G neritisch (1890), appar. after Gk Nereís NEREID or Nereús NEREUS, though derivation is unclear;… …   Universalium

  • neritic — adjective Describing a marine environment of shallow waters …   Wiktionary

  • nerític — ne|rí|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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