Share this entry

bathypelagic Syllabification: bath·y·pe·lag·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌbaTHəpəˈlajik/

Definition of bathypelagic in English:


(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.

Words that rhyme with bathypelagic

magic, tragic

Definition of bathypelagic in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources