Definition of lentic in English:

lentic

adjective

Ecology
  • (of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in still fresh water.

    Compare with lotic
    • ‘However, we can conclude that these species are rare in lentic systems throughout the Northeast.’
    • ‘Their tadpoles develop mostly in lentic water.’
    • ‘Rather, we present a Northeast US regional view of coldwater lake fish species distributions, status (in terms of origins and relative rates of occurrence), and descriptions of the types of lentic waters they inhabit.’
    • ‘The higher occurrence of species found in lentic habitats probably reflects the relative stability, especially in terms of hydrodynamics, of these habitats compared to the small streams and brooks.’
    • ‘Bass are found in both lotic and lentic habitats.’

Origin

1930s: from Latin lentus calm, slow + -ic.

Pronunciation:

lentic

/ˈlɛntɪk/