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Applied to that area of a shore approximately equivalent to the intertidal or littoral zone, but excluding the lowest reaches, which are uncovered for only very limited periods. The term is used in an alternative system for subdividing the near-shore area of marine ecosystems. Compare infralittoral; circalittoral; see also littoral zone.

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