profundal

adjective
pro·​fun·​dal | \ prəˈfəndᵊl \

Definition of profundal

: of, relating to, being, or living in the part of a thermally stratified lake that extends downward from the upper part of the hypolimnion to the bottom of the lake or in very deep lakes to 600 meters

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History and Etymology for profundal

Latin profundus deep + English -al

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“Profundal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profundal. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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