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Word of the Day 8/30/14 Littoral

Littoral (adjective, noun)
littoral [lit-er-uh l]


adjective
1. of or pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
2. (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line and sometimes including the supralittoral zone above the high-water line.
3. of or pertaining to the region of freshwater lake beds from the sublittoral zone up to and including damp areas on shore. Compare intertidal.

noun
4. a littoral region.

Can be confused
literal.

Origin: 1650-60; < Latin littorālis, variant of lītorālis of the shore, equivalent to lītor- (stem of lītus) shore + -ālis -al

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