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pertaining to the shore of a lake, the sea, etc.; a region lying along a shore
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Of or on a shore, especially a seashore: a littoral property; the littoral biogeographic zone.
1. A coastal region; a shore.
2. The region or zone between the limits of high and low tides.
[Latin lītorālis, from lītus, lītor-, shore. N., from Italian littorale, from Latin lītorālis.]
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1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to the shore of a sea, lake, or ocean
2. (Biology) biology inhabiting the shore of a sea or lake or the shallow waters near the shore: littoral fauna.
(Physical Geography) a coastal or shore region
[C17: from Late Latin littorālis, from lītorālis, from lītus shore]
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lit•to•ral(ˈlɪt ər əl)
1. of or pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
2. (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line.
3. of or pertaining to the region of freshwater lake beds from the sublittoral zone up to and including damp areas on shore. Compare intertidal.n.
4. a littoral region.
[1650–60; < Latin littorālis, variant of lītorālis=lītor-, s. of lītus shore + -ālis -al1]
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Of or on a shore, especially a seashore: the littoral zone.
The zone between the limits of high and low tides.
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|Noun||1.||littoral - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean|
|Adj.||1.||littoral - of or relating to a coastal or shore region|
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adj → litoral (spec), → Litoral- (spec); (of lake also) → in Ufernähe; (of sea also) → in Küstennähe; littoral fauna/flora → Litoralfauna/-flora f (spec)
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