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dinoflagellate any of an order of single-celled marine organisms, classified variously as algae and protozoa, that have two flagella, are usu. luminescent, and include forms responsible for red tide. [1/2 definitions]
ebb the retreating or flowing back of a tidal flow from the land to the sea; ebb tide. [2/4 definitions]
ebb tide the tide in its outgoing phase. (Cf. flood tide.)
flood the incoming or rising tide. (Cf. ebb.) [1/8 definitions]
flood tide the inflowing tide; rising tide. [2/3 definitions]
flow a smooth, steady outpouring or expansion, such as a tide or steady bleeding. [1/8 definitions]
flux a flow or flowing in, as of the tide. [1/9 definitions]
foreshore the part of the shore exposed at low tide and covered at high tide. [1/2 definitions]
half tide the condition or point in time of a tide halfway between its peak ebb and flow.
high tide the highest point reached by a tide, or the time of day when this occurs. [1/2 definitions]
high water see high tide. [1/2 definitions]
intertidal of or concerning the section of a shore that lies between the high-tide and low-tide marks.
low tide the tide at its lowest ebb, or the time at which this occurs. [1/2 definitions]
low water low tide. [1/2 definitions]
low-water mark the lowest point reached by a low tide, or the lowest level of a body of water. [1/2 definitions]
lunitidal interval the period of time between the moon's transit and the next high lunar tide.
mud flat a tract of land that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.
neap designating the tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon when there is the least rise and fall of water.
refluent flowing back, as in a tide; ebbing.
rockweed any of numerous related, coarse, brownish seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide.
sea level the surface level of the sea, esp. the mean between high and low tide, which is used as a standard in calculating land elevations and sea depths.