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bathyscaphe

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noun bathy·scaphe \ˈba-thi-ˌskaf, -ˌskāf\

Definition of bathyscaphe

  1. :  a navigable submersible for deep-sea exploration having a spherical watertight cabin attached to its underside



Variants of bathyscaphe

or bathyscaph play \-ˌskaf\

Origin of bathyscaphe

International Scientific Vocabulary bathy- + Greek skaphē light boat


First Known Use: 1947


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