Thalassic
Thalassic Tha*las"sic, a. [Gr. ? the sea.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the sea; -- sometimes applied to rocks formed from sediments deposited upon the sea bottom. [1913 Webster]

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  • thalassic — *aquatic, marine, oceanic, neritic, pelagic, abyssal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • thalassic — [thə las′ik] adj. [Fr thalassique < Gr thalassa, sea] 1. of the sea or ocean; marine 2. of bays, gulfs, etc. and inland seas, as distinguished from the ocean …   English World dictionary

  • thalassic — adjective Etymology: French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea Date: 1883 of, relating to, or situated or developed about inland seas < thalassic civilizations of the Aegean > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thalassic — pertaining to the sea …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • thalassic — /theuh las ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to seas and oceans. 2. of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies. 3. growing, living, or found in the sea; marine. [1855 60; < Gk thálass(a) …   Universalium

  • thalassic — adjective of, or relating to seas and oceans …   Wiktionary

  • thalassic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of or relating to the seas or oceans: marine, maritime, oceanic, pelagic. See SEA …   English dictionary for students

  • thalassic — [θə lasɪk] adjective literary or technical relating to the sea. Origin C19: from Fr. thalassique, from Gk thalassa sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • thalassic — tha·las·sic …   English syllables

  • thalassic — tha•las•sic [[t]θəˈlæs ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to seas and oceans 2) of or pertaining to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from oceans 3) ecl growing, living, or found in the sea; marine • Etymology: 1855–60;… …   From formal English to slang

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