Definition of neritic in English:


Syllabification: ne·rit·ic
Pronunciation: /nəˈridik


Biology & Geology
Of, relating to, or denoting the shallow part of the sea near a coast and overlying the continental shelf.
More example sentences
  • It is on the continental shelves where shelf, epeiric, neritic, or epicontinental sediments are deposited.
  • Permian shelf-type successions there pass into Triassic sandstones and shales with detached Permian limestone blocks, overlain by Upper Triassic neritic carbonates.
  • The neritic zone is the first 200 meters of ocean water, which includes the seashore and most of the continental shelf.


late 19th century: from nerite + -ic.

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