Share this entry

Share this page

lentic

Syllabification: len·tic
Pronunciation: /ˈlen(t)ik
 
/

Definition of lentic in English:

adjective

Ecology
(Of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in still, fresh water. Compare with lotic.
Example sentences
  • Bass are found in both lotic and lentic habitats.
  • However, we can conclude that these species are rare in lentic systems throughout the Northeast.
  • Their tadpoles develop mostly in lentic water.

Origin

mid 20th century: from Latin lentus 'calm, slow' + -ic.

Definition of lentic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vigesimal
Pronunciation: vɪˈdʒɛsɪm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty