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bathypelagic

Syllabification: bath·y·pe·lag·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌbaTHəpəˈlajik
 
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Definition of bathypelagic in English:

adjective

Biology
(Of fish and other organisms) inhabiting the deep sea where the environment is dark and cold, approximately 3,300-9,800 feet (1,000-3,000 m) below the surface.
Example sentences
  • Multicuspidate radular teeth are most prominent in nude incirrate octopods of the bathypelagic Bolitaenidae.
  • The eggs are bathypelagic, which means that they are free floating, but at depth.
  • The upper reaches of the deep ocean contain many bathypelagic fishes with a capacious, gas-filled swimbladder.

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