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Of, relating to, or living in flowing water.
[From Latin lōtus, past participle of lavere, to wash; see lotion.]
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(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]
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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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