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Of, relating to, or living in flowing water.

[From Latin lōtus, past participle of lavere, to wash; see lotion.]


(Environmental Science) ecology of, relating to, or designating natural communities living in rapidly flowing water. Compare lentic
[C20: from Latin lotus, a past participle of lavāre to wash]


(ˈloʊ tɪk)

pertaining to or living in flowing water.
[1915–20; < Latin lōt(us), variant of lautus, past participle of lavāre to wash (compare lotion) + -ic]
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Adj.1.lotic - of or relating to or living in actively moving water
lentic - of or relating to or living in still waters (as lakes or ponds)
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Clearance of laboratory-cultured bacteria by freshwater bivalves: differences between lentic and lotic unionids.
Chronic shedding tularemia nephritis in rodents: possible relation to occurrence of Francisella tularensis in lotic waters.
However, most of our knowledge of the effects of dams on lotic ecosystems is from studies lasting <5 years (Jackson and Fureder, 2006), and more studies have evaluated effects on fauna than on flora (Poff and Zimmerman, 2010).
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The IBL, GBL, and BSC are relatively lotic freshwaters.
Torrent Ducks (Merganetta armata) inhabit lotic habitats across the South American Andes range from Venezuela to southern Argentina (Johnsgard 1966, Fjeldsa and Krabbe 1990).
Natural flow disturbance is central in shaping lotic community structure (Power et al.
Rainbowfishes are small (usually < 10 cm SL), colourful fishes which occur in a wide range of lotic and lentic habitats from clear, rapidly flowing streams to semi-stagnant mud holes.
Modelling water quality, bioindication and population dynamics in lotic ecosystems using neural networks" Ecological Modelling, 120(2-3): 271-286.
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Taxonomic composition and temporal organization of tropical and temperate assemblages of lotic Chironomidae.