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)

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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, "If Anyone Finds MH370, It Will Be the Men on This Ship," 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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