bathyal

adjective
bathy·​al | \ ˈba-thē-əl How to pronounce bathyal (audio) \

Definition of bathyal

: of or relating to the ocean depths or floor usually from 600 to 6000 feet (180 to 1800 meters)

Examples of bathyal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blue of the bathyal zone bleeds into the black of the abyssal, the light winks out to perfect pitch, and the dark goes on and on, for eight monotonous hours. Bucky Mcmahon, Esquire, 14 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of bathyal

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bathyal

Greek bathýs "deep" + -al entry 1 — more at bathy-

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The first known use of bathyal was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Bathyal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathyal. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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