abyssal zone

noun

: the biogeographic realm consisting of the deep sea, lacking higher plant life because of the absence of light, and occupied chiefly by carnivorous animals that are often blind or have special luminous organs and are structurally adapted to withstand the great pressures of this level

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of abyssal zone was in 1852

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“Abyssal zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abyssal%20zone. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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