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hyporheic

Syllabification: hy·po·rhe·ic

Definition of hyporheic in English:

adjective

Denoting an area or ecosystem beneath the bed of a river or stream that is saturated with water and that supports invertebrate fauna which play a role in the larger ecosystem: the hyporheic zone
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  • This species is known from shallow dug wells, a Sphagnum bog, and the hyporheic zone of streams.

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