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

Definition of lentic in English:


(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.


1930s: from Latin lentus 'calm, slow' + -ic.

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