adjective al·lo·pe·lag·ic

Definition of allopelagic

  1. :  of or relating to marine organisms occurring irregularly at the surface or at varying depths in response to influences other than temperature

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Origin and Etymology of allopelagic

International Scientific Vocabulary all- + pelagic; originally formed as German allopelagisch

First Known Use: 1891

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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