Meaning of benthic in English:

benthic

Pronunciation /ˈbɛnθɪk/

adjective

Ecology

See benthos

‘The blue marlin occupies a high trophic level, feeding on pelegic and benthic organisms in the ecosystem of the open ocean.’
  • ‘Much of this distinctiveness can now be ascribed to the influence of Actinocyclus normanii in both the planktonic and benthic food webs.’
  • ‘So, we conclude that Urbilateria was part of the benthic epifauna - a bottom crawler.’
  • ‘There is no escape for the benthic epifauna in space or time-they must be grazer resistant.’
  • ‘New coastal ocean remote sensing techniques permit benthic habitats to be explored with higher resolution than ever before.’