Definition of lotic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊtɪk/


(Of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in rapidly moving fresh water. Compare with lentic.
Example sentences
  • Macrophytes play a key role in many unshaded lotic ecosystems, but little is known of the factors controlling their presence, abundance, and composition.
  • Most important, perhaps, is the addition of lake-derived energy sources, including the high quality/quantity of seston upon which filter-feeding lotic insects depend.
  • An understanding of factors that influence species richness of lotic insects is generally lacking.


Early 20th century: from Latin lotus 'washing' + -ic.

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