bathysmal

adjective
ba·​thys·​mal | \ bəˈthizməl \

Definition of bathysmal

: of or relating to the bottom of the deeper parts of the sea, especially those parts between 100 and 1000 fathoms deep

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History and Etymology for bathysmal

Greek bathysma deep place (from bathys deep) + English -al

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“Bathysmal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathysmal. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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