lotic [lōt′ik]
[< L lotus, a washing (< lautus, pp. of lavere, to wash: see LAVE1) + -IC]
Ecol. designating, of, or living in a freshwater habitat characterized by swiftly moving water that is difficult to pollute: cf. LENTIC

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