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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benthos  \Ben"thos\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  depth  of  the  sea.] 
  The  bottom  of  the  sea,  esp.  of  the  deep  oceans;  hence  (Bot.  & 
  Zo["o]l.),  the  fauna  and  flora  of  the  sea  bottom;  --  opposed 
  to  {plankton}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benthos 
  n  :  a  region  including  the  bottom  of  the  sea  and  the  littoral 
  zones  [syn:  {benthic  division},  {benthonic  zone}] 




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