euphotic

adjective
eu·​pho·​tic | \ yü-ˈfō-tik How to pronounce euphotic (audio) \

Definition of euphotic

: of, relating to, or constituting the upper layers of a body of water into which sufficient light penetrates to permit growth of green plants

First Known Use of euphotic

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Euphotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphotic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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