One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in still fresh water.Compare with lotic
- ‘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.’
- ‘Their tadpoles develop mostly in lentic water.’
- ‘Bass are found in both lotic and lentic habitats.’
- ‘However, we can conclude that these species are rare in lentic systems throughout the Northeast.’
- ‘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.’
1930s: from Latin lentus ‘calm, slow’ + -ic.
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