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1. adj. []

Pertaining to an environment of deposition affected by tides, the area between high tide and low tide. Given the variation of tides and land forms from place to place, geologists describe littoral zones locally according to the fauna capable of surviving periodic exposure and submersion.

See: abyssalbathyalbenthicdepositional environmentneritic

Profile of continental margin to abyss