the intertidal zone between high and low tides marks; the shallower shore waters of the continental shelf from 0 to 200 metres depth, a usage no longer recommended. The latter was divided into eulittoral and sublittoral (q.v.). In lakes littoral is applied to the zone from the waters edge to the lakeward limit of rooted aquatic vegetation, ca. 10 metres

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  • littoral — littoral, ale, aux [ litɔral, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1752; lat. litoralis, de litus, litoris « rivage » 1 ♦ Qui appartient, qui est relatif à la zone de contact entre la terre et la mer. Zone littorale. Cordons littoraux. Topographie littorale;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • littoral — littoral, ale (li tto ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient aux bords de la mer. La partie littorale de la France.    Oiseaux littoraux, oiseaux qui fréquentent particulièrement les côtes.    Poissons littoraux, mollusques littoraux, poissons,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Littoral — Lit to*ral, a. [L. littoralis, litoralis, from littus, litus, the seashore: cf. F. littoral.] 1. Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high water and low water mark.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • littoral — lit·to·ral / li tə rəl; ˌli tə ral, räl/ adj: of, relating to, or being property abutting an ocean, sea, lake, or pond compare riparian Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • littoral — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the shore of the sea or a lake. ► NOUN ▪ a littoral region. ORIGIN Latin littoralis, from litus shore …   English terms dictionary

  • littoral — (adj.) pertaining to the seashore, 1650s, from L. littoralis of or belonging to the seashore, from litus (gen. litoris) seashore (Cf. Lido), of unknown origin, possibly from PIE root *lei to flow. The noun is first recorded 1828, from It.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • littoral — *shore, coast, beach, strand, bank, foreshore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • littoral — [lit′ə rəl] adj. [L litoralis < litus (gen. litoris), seashore, coast, prob. < IE * leitos < base * lei , to flow > Welsh lli, sea, flood] 1. of, on, or along the shore, esp. a seashore 2. designating or of the intertidal ecological… …   English World dictionary

  • Littoral — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Littoral (homonymie). Le littoral est la bande de terre ou la zone comprise entre une étendue maritime et le continent, ou l arrière pays. Selon les échelles retenues, le littoral peut s étendre de quelques… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Littoral AM — Création 18 octobre 2001 Disparition Septembre 2010 Propriétaire Littoral Média Slogan « Ecoutez la Bretagne » Langue Français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Littoral — Der Name Litoral oder Littoral (französisch) bezeichnet eine Küsten oder Uferregion: ein Gebiet in Argentinien, welches die Landschaft Mesopotamia sowie die Provinzen Chaco, Formosa y Santa Fe umfasst, siehe Litoral (Argentinien) eine Provinz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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