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BENTHOS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does benthos mean? 

BENTHOS (noun)
  The noun BENTHOS has 2 senses:

1. a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones
2. organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

  Familiarity information: BENTHOS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENTHOS (noun)


Sense 1benthos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

benthic division; benthonic zone; benthos

Hypernyms ("benthos" is a kind of...):

biogeographical region (an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna)


Sense 2benthos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

Classified under:

Nouns with no superordinates

Hypernyms ("benthos" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)


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