The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles


MarLIN Glossary

Glossary items


A foreign organic chemical; a non-biological compound that an organism must eliminate or neutralize by detoxification; used of chemical environmental pollutants such as pesticides in water (Lincoln et al., 1998).


Inhabiting the empty domicile or shell of another organism (Lincoln et al., 1998).