Adjective "neritic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or denoting the shallow part of the sea near a coast and overlying the continental shelf.
  1. 'The neritic zone is the first 200 meters of ocean water, which includes the seashore and most of the continental shelf.'
  2. 'It is on the continental shelves where shelf, epeiric, neritic, or epicontinental sediments are deposited.'


1. of or relating to the region of water lying directly above the sublittoral zone of the sea bottom.

More examples(as adjective)

"zones can be neritic."

"organisms can be neritic."

"groups can be neritic."

"environments can be neritic."


Late 19th century: from nerite + -ic.