aphotic

adjective
apho·​tic | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈfō-tik How to pronounce aphotic (audio) \

Definition of aphotic

: being the deep zone of an ocean or lake receiving too little light to permit photosynthesis

First Known Use of aphotic

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Aphotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphotic. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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