Pronounced: pruh-PING-kwuh-tee, noun
Notes: This word always throws me off, because I incorrectly see the word “iniquity” and think that this word has to do with wickedness
The word benthos is “organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water”
This word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
This word has a straightforward origin: it is from the Greek word benthos (depth of the sea).