abyssalbenthic

adjective

abys·​sal·​benthic
ə¦bisəl + ¦-
variants or less commonly abyssobenthic
ə¦bi(ˌ)sō + ¦-
: of, relating to, or occurring on the sea bottom of the abyssal zone

Word History

Etymology

abyssal or abyss + -o- + benthic

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abyssalbenthic was in 1942

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“Abyssalbenthic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abyssalbenthic. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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