benthonic zone

noun
a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones
Syn: ↑benthos, ↑benthic division
Derivationally related forms: ↑benthonic (for: ↑benthos), ↑benthal (for: ↑benthos)
Hypernyms: ↑biogeographical region

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