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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benthos \Ben"thos\ (b[e^]n"th[o^]s), noun [NL., fr. Gr. be'nqos depth of the sea.] The bottom of the sea, esp. of the deep oceans; hence (Bot. & Zool.), the fauna and flora of the sea bottom; -- opposed to {plankton}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

benthos

noun

1: a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones [syn: {benthos}, {benthic division}, {benthonic zone}]

2: organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea


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