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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allopelagic was in 1891

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“Allopelagic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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