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Noun: benthos  'ben,thós
  1. A region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones
    - benthic division, benthonic zone
     
  2. Organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

Derived forms: benthoses

Type of: being, biogeographical region, organism

Encyclopedia: Benthos