Definition of neritic in English:
adjectiveBiology & Geology
Of, relating to, or denoting the shallow part of the sea near a coast and overlying the continental shelf.
- 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.
Definition of neritic in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan