bathy·​pe·​lag·​ic ˌba-thi-pə-ˈla-jik How to pronounce bathypelagic (audio)
: 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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Word History


bathy- + pelagic

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bathypelagic was in 1891

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“Bathypelagic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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