Definition of Terms

 Definition of Terms

There is a lot of technical terms on the Rivers and Streams website. This page is designed to help navigate and define these words and phrases. Use the line below to skip to a certain letter.
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Macroinvertebrate:
An invertebrate animal large enough to be seen without magnification and large enough to be retained by a 0.595 mm screen.
Macrophyte:
A plant that can by seen without magnification.
Meander:
Sinuous curves of a river having specific geometric dimensions that describe the degree of curvature.
Microhabitat:
Specific locations where organisms live that contain combinations of habitat characteristics that directly influence the organism.
Morphology:
Physical attributes of a water body and the methods for measuring those attributes