abyssopelagic

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English[edit]

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The black swallower, an abyssopelagic fish

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Etymology[edit]

abyss (abyss) +‎ pelagic (open ocean)

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Adjective[edit]

abyssopelagic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the depths of the ocean; of the open waters of the abyssal zone.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 9