Definition of lentic in English:


Syllabification: len·tic
Pronunciation: /ˈlentik


  • (Of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in still, fresh water. Compare with lotic.
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    • 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.


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

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