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noun: Organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water.
From Greek benthos (depth of the sea). Earliest documented use: 1891.
“At the meeting Tuesday, officials will describe the work they’ve done to document improvements in ... degradation of organisms in the benthos.”
Steve Orr; Taste the Difference?; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York); Nov 15, 2015.
See more usage examples of benthos in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I and the public know / What all schoolchildren learn, / Those to whom evil is done / Do evil in return. -W.H. Auden, poet (21 Feb 1907-1973)