bathypelagic

adjective
bathy·​pe·​lag·​ic | \ ˌba-thi-pə-ˈla-jik How to pronounce bathypelagic (audio) \

Definition of bathypelagic

: of, relating to, or living in the ocean depths especially between approximately 2000 and 12,000 feet (600 and 3600 meters)

Examples of bathypelagic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its podgy appearance belied its superb adaptation to the demands of its bathypelagic environment. John J. Ross, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of bathypelagic

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bathypelagic

bathy- + pelagic

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“Bathypelagic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathypelagic. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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